What's New:

A new report on locality usage of private day services (2022-2023 School Year) is available here.

 What's New:

Administrative Memo #24-03 CSA Child Medicaid FIPS Change is available here.

 What's New:

Registration and lodging options for the 13th Annual Conference will open on May 15th. Click here to access the website.

 What's New:

The Spring 2024 CSA Newsletter is now available here.

 What's New:

The new CSA Family Guide video is now available here.

 What's New:

Administrative Memo #24-02 Release of Revisions to Policy 4.2 is available here.

 What's New:

Administrative Memo #24-01 Release of Policy 2.4 and 3.4 is available here.

 What's New:

A new searchable catalog of OCS Administrative Memos is now available on the Administrative Memo Tab on the Resources Menu.

 What's New:

Program Audits and related pages are now available under Resources Menu.

 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 2023 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 $473 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

 What is CSA

The Children's Services Act (CSA) is 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.

 CSA Administration

The State Executive Council for Children's Services (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.


A collaborative, child-centered, family-focused, community-based system of care that effectively meets the needs of youth and their families in the Commonwealth.


Empowering Communities to Serve Youth

  • Support a system of care
  • Child centered and family focused
  • Provide a continuum of care
  • Integrate services across agencies
  • Foster collaboration
  • Fiscal accountability
  • Inclusive Excellence