Children's Services Act Program

The Fredericksburg Children's Services Act Program (CSA) oversees a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based that addresses the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families in the City. It ensures that services and funding are consistent with the Commonwealth's policies of preserving families and providing appropriate services in the least restrictive environment, while protecting the welfare of children, and maintaining the safety of the public. The Fredericksburg CSA program provides agency collaboration through the Community Policy Management Team and Family Assessment Planning Team, which oversee accessibility to, and funding for services.

A referral for access to the CSA process must be made by one of the public agencies that participate in the local collaboration planning and maintenance structure. Those agencies include the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services, Fredericksburg City Public Schools, Juvenile Court Services, and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. As CSA is designed to supplement the normal array of publicly funded services in the community, this referral process mandates that at-risk youth and their families exhaust all less restrictive levels of service before a referral for consideration in the CSA process is undertaken.

For further information contact:
Kristin Shores, City of Fredericksburg CSA Coordinator
Email Kristin Shores
(540) 372-1032, ext. 240

Virginia Office of Children's Services