What's New:

The Winter 2019 CSA Newsletter is now available here.

 What's New:

The CSA Policy Manual has been updated effective January 2019. It can be located here.

 What's New:

The instructions for submitting the request for FY2019 CSA Local Administrative Funds are now available. Please look at Administrative Memo 18-09 and the accompanying Instructions.

 What's New:

On December 13, 2018, the State Executive Council for Children's Services adopted Policy 3.6 - Mandatory Uniform Assessment Instrument, which replaces the existing Policy 3.6 of the Policies of the State Executive Council. This revised policy takes effect January 1, 2019 and can be found here. Please familiarize yourself and your local CSA program partners with the policy.

 What's New:

The FY2018 CSA Performance Measures Statewide Report and Locality Level Spreadsheet is now available in the Statistics and Publications > Reports and Publications area of the CSA website and can be found here.

 What's New:

New online classes for CPMT members are now available through the Virginia Learning Center (https://covlc.virginia.gov/Default.aspx). Please search for CSA and look for courses CSA31, CSA32, CSA33, and CSA 34.

 What is CSA

The Children's Services Act (CSA) is now the name for 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.

 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 2018 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 $390 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

 Mission Statement

The mission of the CSA is to create 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 youth and their families in the Commonwealth.

 CSA Administration

The State Executive Council (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 Statement

OCS envisions CSA as a national model in providing effective and innovative systems of care statewide for at-risk youth and families. We strive for CSA to be highly regarded as a leader in: improving outcomes for children and their families; facilitating the highest quality technical assistance and training to strengthen the capacity of communities to implement CSA; maintaining high standards for sound fiscal accountability and responsible use of taxpayer funds; and partnering with families and all CSA stakeholders to implement best practices and technology to continually improve the performance of CSA. OCS strives to maintain an enthusiastic, creative and knowledgeable staff empowered to work with CSA stakeholders to sustain the highest quality system of care for Virginia’s youth and their families.