Children's Services Act


The Children's Services Act (CSA) is a state law that establishes a state and locally shared fund for the purchase of services for at-risk youth. The CSA is administered locally through county-operated units. Patrick County's CSA Unit is based within the Department of Social Services (DSS).

The services that are typically funded by the CSA are for behavioral or emotional problems and can include community-based, residential, and special education services.

CSA policy is set by a local Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT), which is made of appointed members from the community and local government.