About the Organization
The Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation (VCBR) was opened in 2003. Operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), it provides a secure environment for the treatment of adults deemed to be Sexually Violent Predators. Residents of VCBR are former DOC inmates who have undergone a rigorous selection, evaluation and civil commitment process, and who are determined by a court to present a significant risk for sexually reoffending. VCBR residents undergo intensive treatment aimed at reducing their risk so that they can be returned to the community, where they will be closely supervised. Piedmont Geriatric Hospital (PGH) is a 135-bed geropsychiatric hospital, operated by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). It is the only Virginia state facility that exclusively treats elderly persons (65+ years of age) who are in need of inpatient treatment for mental illness; meet the requirements for voluntary or involuntary admission as determined by their mental health center (CSB) and do not have a medical condition that requires priority treatment in an acute care hospital.
About the Community
Nottoway County is located in the south-central portion of Virginia, bounded by the counties of Amelia to the north, Dinwiddie to the east, Brunswick and Lunenburg to the south, and Prince Edward to the west. Burkeville Virginia is located in Nottoway County and is approximately 59 miles southwest of Richmond, the state capital; 128 miles west of Norfolk and the Ports of Hampton Roads; 167 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Countys three towns; Burkeville, Crewe and Blackstone, were incorporated in the late 1800s, all along what was to become the U.S. Highway 460/Norfolk Southern Railway corridor that bisects the County. Today, the county continues to enjoy a healthy diversity of people and economic interests. Small business has thrived, as evidenced by the vitality of its three towns.