The Children’s Services Act for At Risk Youth and Families (CSA) is a 1993 Virginia law that pooled eight previously separate funding streams to purchase services for at risk youth and their families. The purpose of this act is to provide high quality, child centered, family focused, cost effective, community based services to these youth and their families. Service planning and funding are managed through interagency teams that include the:
- Craig County Department of Social Services *
- Craig County Public Schools *
- Craig County Health Department *
- 25th District Juvenile Court Service Unit *
- Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare *
- Craig County Sheriff’s Department
- a parent representative
- a private provider
The Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) staffs cases with parents and children (as age appropriate) to develop and approve a service plan to meet the needs of the at risk child and family. Cases are presented to the FAPT by a case manager from one of the above core agencies*. FAPT members are appointed by the CPMT.
The Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) oversees the FAPT, authorizes funding for services recommended by FAPT, develops local CSA policies and manages their implementation. CPMT members are appointed by the Craig County Board of Supervisors.
For additional information or inquiries contact the CSA Coordinator located at the Department of Social Services. That telephone number is (540) 864-5117 ext. 241.
The state website for the Office of Children’s Services is http://www.csa.state.va.us.