The Children's Services Act (CSA) is a law enacted in 1993 that establishes a single state pool of funds to support services for eligible youth and their families. State funds, combined with local community funds, are managed by local interagency teams who plan and oversee services to youth. Eligibility for services are based on criteria established in the Code of Virginia § 2.2-5212.
It is the intention of this law to create a collaborative system of care that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based when addressing the strengths and needs to at-risk youth and their families.
CSA Management and Funding:
Each locality establishes two interagency teams to oversee the management and funding of the CSA program. The Family Assessment Planning Team (FAPT) works with case managers and families to develop individualized service plans for referred youth. The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) manages local policy and allocates child-specific funds for FAPT-recommended service plans.
The CPMT appoints members of the FAPT, which include individuals from the following public child-serving agencies and community partners:
The Board of County Supervisors appoints members of the CPMT, which includes members from the above public child-serving agencies as well as the following:
Referrals to CSA:
Referrals to CSA come from case managers from the following public child-serving agencies:
Parent referrals are managed by the local CSA division staff and families may be connected to community resources or linked to a public child-serving agency for case management and referral to the FAPT.
The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) meeting minutes
FY21 CPMT minutes: