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:

Proposed SEC Policy 3.6 is now open for public comment via the Public Policy Comments Form (see below under Applications). The proposed policy can be found here.

 What's New:

Welcome to the “soft-release” of the new CSA website. “Soft-release” means we are still doing clean up and some features may not yet be working perfectly. We are continuing to work on these “bugs,” however the critical features of the site are operational.

 What's New:

The new CSA Account Management System (AMS) is now live. The AMS replaces the previous CSA roster management system. All users are required to establish their security questions/answers and a new password in order to access the system.

 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 2017 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 $370 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.