What is the Children's Services Act for At Risk Youth and Families (CSA)?
It is a 1993 Virginia Law that provided for the pooling of eight specific funding streams used to purchase services for high-risk youth. These funds are returned to localities with a required state/local match and are managed by local interagency teams. The purpose of the act is to provide high quality, child centered, family focused, cost effective, community based-services to high risk youth and their families.

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1. What is the Children's Services Act for At Risk Youth and Families (CSA)?
2. How did it get started?
3. Which Funding Streams were placed in the Funds Pool?
4. Who Manages the Money at the Local Level?
5. Who Participates on the Local Teams?
6. Which Children may be Served by the Teams?
7. Are these the only Children who may be Served?
8. How do Children and Families access the Teams?