Virginia Department of Social Services

Leaders from the Virginia DSS discuss being part of the QIC-WD

The Virginia Department Social Services (DSS) recognizes they need well-equipped child welfare workers and hope that working with the QIC-WD will provide the necessary tools and evidence to strengthen their workforce.

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