Children Services Act


Empowering Communities to Serve Youth


A collaborative, child-centered, family-focused, community-based system of care that effectively meets the needs of youth and their families in the Commonwealth.

The Children's Services Act (CSA), enacted in 1993, established a single state pool of funds to purchase services for at-risk youth and their families. State and local agencies, parents and private providers work collaboratively to ensure that families and youth receive the necessary services to be successful.

The purpose of this law is to establish a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based when addressing the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youths and their families in the Commonwealth (Virginia Acts of the Assembly, Chapter 880, Section 2.5-745). Visit the Children's Services Act website for more information.

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