Children’s Services Act


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.

Community Policy Management Team

The Community Policy and Management Team creates, maintains, and manages a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family focused, and community based. The system addresses the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families who reside within the county.

The community policy and management team to be appointed by the local governing body shall include, at a minimCSA Picum, at least one elected official or appointed official or his designee from the governing body of a locality that is a member of the team, and the local agency heads or their designees of the following community agencies: community services board established pursuant to § 37.2-501, juvenile court services unit, department of health, department of social services and the local school division. The team shall also include a representative of a private organization or association of providers for children’s or family services if such organizations or associations are located within the locality, and a parent representative.

The CPMT meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the Health & Human Services Building, 494 N. Main Street Suite 200, Woodstock, Virginia. Meetings are open to the public.

Family Assessment Planning Team

The Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) approves Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) for eligible youth and families and reviews cases funded by the Comprehensive Services Act to determine progress, transition and discharge planning, and approve additional services as needed. FAPT studies and discusses information from parents and/or guardians, school records, case managers, psychological reports, and other data sources.

This team can make recommendations for strategies and services based on the strengths and needs of the family.

Who is involved in FAPT?

You, the parent/legal guardian are the expert on your child. Others include: your case manager, representatives from northwestern Community Services, Juvenile Court Service Unit, Social Services, the local school division, a private provider and a parent representative. You are encouraged to bring anyone of your choosing for additional support. Information regarding your child and family are confidential.


For more information, contact

Shenandoah County CSA Office at

494 North Main Street Suite 200

Woodstock, VA 22664

(540) 459-6908