L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Scott Reiner

Scott Reiner


Email: sreiner@vcu.edu


  • Evidence-based practices in criminal justice
  • Juvenile justice
  • Systems of care for behavioral health



B.A., Psychology, Brandeis University

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Syracuse University


Evaluation and treatment of offenders 



Scott Reiner is presently the executive director at the Virginia Office of Children’s Services (OCS). The OCS is the agency responsible for administering the Children’s Services Act, a statewide program providing a system of care for children and families with needs in the child welfare, special education, juvenile justice and behavioral health arenas. As executive director, Reiner is responsible for all aspects of agency operations including fiscal, programmatic and legislative activities.

Prior to joining OCS, Reiner worked for the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice for 26 years in a variety of capacities including as a staff psychologist, substance abuse program developer and director, community programs administrator and regional operations manager. Throughout this career, Reiner has focused on practice improvements leading to enhanced public safety and reduction of recidivism through application of research and evidence based approaches.

Reiner is also active as a trainer and consultant on issues related to the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health systems, working with public and private agencies to assist in their own efforts at practice improvement.