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Children's Services Act (CSA)

What is the Children's Services Act for at-Risk Youth & Families?


Known also as the CSA, it is a Virginia law designed to help troubled youths and their families. State and local agencies, parents and private service providers work together to plan and provide services. In each community, local teams decide how to do this.

The Community Policy & Management Team (CPMT)


CPMT coordinates agency efforts, manages the available funds, and sees that eligible youths and their families get help.

​The Family Assessment & Planning Team (FAPT)


FAPT looks at the strengths and needs of the individual youth and families, decides what services to provide, and prepares a service plan with input from families.

Both teams include parents, staff from community services boards, court service units, the departments of health and social services, the public schools and private providers. In some localities, these teams go by different names and may also include other members.

Volunteer Parent Representatives 


Parents add value to the planning and policy making process by bringing ideas and viewpoints from a parent’s/family’s perspective.  Click here for job description.

How Can I Find Out if My Child is Eligible?         


Contact your local Children's Services Act Coordinator, Rachel Lewis.

Need More Information?


Visit the Office of Children's Services for At-Risk Youth and Families' Website.

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