People helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities
A Commonwealth in which individuals and families have access to adequate, affordable, high-quality human/social services that enable them to be the best they can
Strategic Planning & the Social Service System (VSSS)
Strategic planning focuses on long-term, mission-driven goals and establishes the best approaches for achieving those goals. A strategic plan sets measurable milestones to guide ongoing adjustments in course and action. VDSS is part of the larger VSSS, which is a partnership of key organizations responsible for the administration, supervision and delivery of social services:
- VLSSE (Virginia League of Social Services Executives), which represents the 119 local departments of social services
- VaCAP ( Virginia Community Action Partnership Virginia Community Action Partnership), an association of community action programs across the state
- VDSS (Virginia Department of Social Services).
All strategic planning efforts at VDSS align with and support the Council on Virginia's Futures long range goals for the Commonwealth. VDSS' performance as a state agency is evaluated as a part of Virginia's agency management scorecard, along with other state agencies at the Council's Web site, Virginia Performs.
- VDSS Plan & Performance Measures (Web page)
- VSSS Strategic Plan:
Virginia Social Services System members participate in ongoing strategic planning efforts at both the statewide and local levels. To achieve their common mission and goals, system representatives use a committee structure.