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Southside Virginia Training Center

Petersburg, Virginia

On January 26, 2012, the Governor announced that a settlement agreement had been reached with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and he also announced that four of Virginia’s five training centers would be scheduled to close by 2020. Southside Virginia Training Center (SVTC) is scheduled for closure by June of 2014 and individuals are being transitioned into new homes they have chosen in the community.

You can find more information about the settlement agreement and transition plans on the DBHDS website at However, because of the pending closure of SVTC, this website will no longer be maintained.

Should you need assistance before closure is complete, please use the following contact information:

Facility Director’s Office: 804-524-7208 or email: Linda Coake.

Human Resources: 804-524-7405

Admissions: Admissions to this training center have ceased. Contact the local Community Service Board for assistance.

Dental Services: Dental services for Region IV Community Services Board, contact Carolyn Goode at (804)524-7466 or email: Carolyn Goode

Local Human Rights: Contact Taneika Goldman, Advocate, at (804) 524-7431 or email: Taneika Goldman

Private Providers: Private providers interested in working with SVTC on community placement, contact Yvette Goldsberry at (804) 524-7526 or email: Yvette Goldsberry


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