Welcome to the CSA Web Site!
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 purchase services for at- risk youth and their families. The state funds, combined with local community funds, are managed by local interagency teams who plan and oversee services to youth.
Mission StatementThe 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.
Administration of the CSAThe 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 StatementOCS 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.