Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Virginia

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode

Citations:

  • Adoption: title 63.2, subtitle III, chapters 12, 13, 14; title 16.1, chapter 11, article 9 (§ 16.1-283.1)
  • Child protection: title 63.2, subtitle III, chapter 15
  • Child welfare: title 63.2, subtitle III, chapters 9, 10, 11; title 16.1, chapter 11, article 9 (§§ 16.1-281 through 16.1-283.2, 16.1-349 through 16.1-355)
  • Guardianship: title 63.2, chapter 9, article 1 (§ 63.2-900.1)
  • Youth services: title 63.2, subtitle III, chapter 9 (§§ 63.2-904, 63.2-905.1)
  • Indian child welfare: title 20, chapter 7.1, article 1 (§ 20.146.3)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode

Notes:

See title 22, agency 40.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://dss.virginia.gov/about/manuals.cgi

Notes:

See also https://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/fc/index.cgi for foster care policies and https://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/ap/index.cgi for adoption policies.

Other Resources

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Manual