What's New:

VDH link on CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

 What's New:

The Office of Children's Services is pleased to announce the release of its revamped "Net Expenditures Report". It can be accessed from the CSA Pool Expenditure Reports page, in the "Utilities" section. Click here for details.

 What's New:

The Office of Children's Services announces a new e-learning course: CSA42: CSA parental Agreements in the Virginia Learning Center. This 30 minute course provided information on eligibility and best practices for using Parental Agreements to assist children and families in accessing needed behavioral health services. The course can be found by searching for CSA42 in your Learning Center account here.

 What's New:

The Office of Children's Services is pleased to announce the release of its revamped Service Fee Directory Search. Click here to access.

 What's New:

The Office of Children's Services is pleased to announce the release of its revamped "Effective Match Rate Report". It can be accessed from the CSA Pool Expenditure Reports page, in the "Utilities" section. Click here for details.

 What's New:

The State Executive Council for Children’s Services has adopted its Strategic Plan for 2020-2024. The plan can be found here.

 What's New:

The Winter 2020 CSA Newsletter is now available here.

 What's New:

The Office of Children’s Services is seeking proposals to provide training sessions at the 9th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia CSA Conference. All proposals are due by April 30, 2020 and must be submitted on the CSA Conference Proposal Application located HERE. Selected speakers will be notified via email by June 1, 2020.

 Welcome to OCS

Welcome to the website for the Children’s Services Act (CSA) and the Office of Children's Services (OCS). This website is one part of our effort here at OCS to provide the highest quality information and support to the public, our state government partners, and local CSA programs in the spirit of “empowering communities to serve youth.” The site contains a wealth of materials and I am confident it is a valuable resource.

In the 2019 fiscal year, CSA served over 15,000 children and families in the 133 cities and counties in the Commonwealth. With a combined state and local budget of over $415 million, CSA is a major contributor to supporting the system of care in Virginia. We are proud partners with state agencies, local government, public and private service providers, and parents and families in improving lives and communities. Thank you for visiting the CSA website.

Scott Reiner, Executive Director

 What is CSA

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.

 CSA Administration

The State Executive Council for Children's Services (SEC) is the supervisory body responsible for the establishment of programmatic and fiscal policies that support the purposes of the CSA. The Office of Children's Services (OCS) is the administrative entity responsible for implementation of the decisions of the SEC.

 Vision

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

 Mission

Empowering Communities to Serve Youth
 Values

  • Support a system of care
  • Child centered and family focused
  • Provide a continuum of care
  • Integrate services across agencies
  • Foster collaboration
  • Fiscal accountability
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