What's New:

The FY2022 CSA Service Gap Survey Report is now complete and available here.

 What's New:

Administrative Memo #22-06 & #22-07 are available here.

 What's New:

Administrative Memo #22-03 Service Names for Private Day Special Education – Fiscal Year 2023 is available here.

 What's New:

The 2021 Annual Statewide CSA Conference material is available here.

 What's New:

OCS has issued guidance on eligibility and use of the new special education transitional services in the public schools. That guidance can be found here.

 What's New:

OCS will be resuming the monthly Office Hours beginning in September 2022. Watch your e-mails for dates and topics.

 What's New:

VDH link on CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19): http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/

 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 2021 fiscal year, CSA served over 14,500 children and families in the 133 cities and counties in the Commonwealth. With a combined state and local budget of over $435 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