VQ is dedicated to the care, treatment and education of youth facing challenges in their lives. Whether those challenges involve behavioral issues, juvenile justice matters, mental health difficulties, uncontrolled addictions or dysfunctional home life, VQ welcomes the opportunity to help. Since 1972 VQ has served the needs of these youth, their families and their communities and has positively impacted the lives of many thousands of children . Our history is one of innovation, purposeful action, dedication and dogged commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all those we serve.
I am proud to have been affiliated with VQ since 1982 in the capacity of legal counsel, Executive Vice President, President and, currently, Chief Executive Officer. During those years of service, what impressed me most, and perhaps inspired me more than anything, has been the passion and dedication of the staff who work here. It is those staff who devote their lives to the youth we care for and who sacrifice so much for those children’s benefit that instills hope in the next generations and inspires my faith in the future of this country.
Over the years we have evolved from a program that challenged conventional thinking on the treatment of troubled youth to a program that embraces evidenced-based service models and data-driven decision making. That maturity and growth mirrored the maturity and growth of the industry as a whole, which has itself come to better understand the dynamics of human trauma and the impacts it has on behavior. We believe that our efforts, both early in our history and continuing through today, have helped shape and influence the growth and development of that industry.
We are dedicated to compliance and always doing the right thing. We aspire to be the employer of choice for anyone interested to work in this field. We are committed to creating and always maintaining a safe environment. We welcome all positive perspectives and all honorable people. We do not cut corners, we learn from our mistakes and we take responsibility for all our actions.
We are VQ.
VQ operates around the nation, providing care services such as residential programming, community-based services, and in-home services for children and their families. We work with state and federal governments to go where the need is greatest and give back to communities that need our services the most. Regardless of the circumstances and background that a child comes from, we believe they deserve an opportunity for a good life.