The Department of Human Services offices will be closed on November 25 and 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 29. Our 24/7 programs and emergency services will remain staffed over the holiday to serve the needs of our community. For a listing of local and state emergency hotlines, please visit VBgov.com/DHScontact.
The Department of Human Services has immediate openings in several program areas throughout the agency including peer support specialists, clinicians, nurses, eligibilty workers, and office support. Please visit the DHS Careers Page for a current listing of available positions and instructions on how to apply.

 Children's Services Act

​The goal of Children's Services Act (CSA) is to prevent foster care and reduce the need for out of home placement through the development of strong community-based services that strengthen youth and their families and enable them to maintain family stability and safety.  

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 team called the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) who plan and oversee services to youth. CPMT members include representatives from Social Services, Mental Health, Juvenile Court Services, and Public Schools. Other members include Health Department, a parent, and providers appointed by the City Council.  The CPMT is responsible for appointing a Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) from their participating agencies. 

The FAPT is responsible for assessing every child who is referred for CSA funding and utilizing the unified assessment tool to create an Individualized Family Service Plan that drives the services to meet the needs of the child and the family. CSA serves children at risk of entering foster care, foster children who need more services than a regular foster home can provide, children who have an Individual Education Program (IEP) and cannot be educated in the public schools, and children who have mental health problems that are severe and disabling in several community settings such as home and school and require intervention beyond the normal agency services provided by the community.  

The CMPT meets on the last Monday of every month from 9 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m. at the Deparment of Human Services Administration building, 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd, room 339. Meetings are open to the public.

Who is eligible?

Services under CSA may be available to a child who meets at least one of the criteria below:
  • Youth who require placement in a private school for special education, as determined by their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Youth who are in foster care or eligible for foster care services.
  • Youth who are eligible for services through a Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Parental Agreement.
  • Youth who have significant emotional or behavioral problems and may require services not available from a single agency, require services from multiple agencies, or may be at risk of residential placement.
Contact the Virginia Beach CSA Office at 757-385-3258 to learn more and determine eligibility.

 Meeting Documents & Packages

2021
​January 25: Agenda | Recording
​July 26: Agenda
​February 22: Agenda | Recording
​August 23: Agenda
​March 22: Agenda | Recording

​April 26: Agenda | Recording
​May 24: Agenda | Recording
​June 28: Agenda | Recording
Beginning in July 2021, meetings returned to in-person after the declared state of emergency expired. Meeting recordings are no longer posted as they were only a requirement for the duration of the emergency while in-person public participation was limited. Please check the VBgov.com events calendar for future meeting details.

2020
​January 27: Agenda | Minutes
​July 27: Agenda | Minutes
​February 24: Agenda | Minutes 
​August 24: Agenda | Minutes 
​March: No Meeting
​September 28: Agenda | Minutes
​April: No Meeting
​October 26: Agenda | Minutes
​May: No Meeting
​November 23: Agenda | Minuets
​June 15: Agenda | Minutes
​December 21: Agenda | Minutes

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