Charlottesville-Albemarle Children's Services Act

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 CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE CHILDREN'S SERVICES ACT

About the Children's Services Act (CSA)

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

About the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT)

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council have established separate Community Policy and Management Teams in each respective locality pursuant to the Code of Virginia, Section § 2.2-5204. The Charlottesville CPMT will meet jointly with the Albemarle CPMT once a month to conduct business related to the Comprehensive Services Act (CSA). The CPMT is the responsible entity for all CSA policies and programs to ensure accordance with all state mandates and local CSA policies. The CPMT is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Establish policies and procedures that govern the provision of services to children and families in the community and access to CSA funds;
  • Develop and appoint members to subcommittees, including the Family Assessment and Planning Team, in order to accomplish CSA requirements;
  • Collect and report data to the Office of Comprehensive Services, State Executive Council, and Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services regarding youth and families served through CSA;
  • Manage and administer CSA funds for the respective locality;
  • Coordinate planning that ensures the development and procurement of resources and services needed by children and families in the community;
  • Establish quality assurance and accountability procedures for program utilization and funds management.

 Albemarle CPMT Members:

  • Phyllis Savides, Chair, Albemarle County Social Services Representative
  • Bill Letteri, County Representative
  • Kevin Kirst, Albemarle County School Division Representative
  • Robert Johnson, Community Services Board Representative
  • Martha Carroll, Sixteenth District Court Services Unit Representative
  • Erin Callas, Department of Health Representative
  • Hope Robinson, Private Provider Representative
  • Susan Bressack, Parent Representative

Charlottesville CPMT Members:

  • Diane Kuknyo, Chair, City of Charlottesville Social Services Representative
  • Mike Murphy, City Representative
  • Pat Crane, City of Charlottesville School Division Representative
  • Kaki Dimock, Community Attention Representative
  • Ron Spears, Private Provider Representative
  • Martha Carroll, Sixteenth District Court Services Unit Representative
  • Robert Johnson, Community Services Board Representative
  • Erin Callas, Department of Health Representative

 

The CPMT meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 3:30p.m. in the Albemarle County Office Building - 401 McIntire Road, 2nd floor, Room 235.

 

Meetings are open to the public.

About the Program Subcommittee

The Charlottesville-Albemarle CPMT believes that a critical component of an effective CSA system is the continued development and enhancement of high quality programs and services to address the needs of families and children in our community. The Program Subcommittee is the lead committee to monitor the implementation of CSA services and identify needs for new resources and service gaps in our community. The Program Subcommittee is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop a system to obtain feedback from stakeholders about service and resource gaps on an ongoing basis
  • Provide analysis on the gaps identified, prioritize the gaps and develop a plan to address the gaps
  • Ensure that the FAPT process is in keeping with the expectations of the OCS Family Engagement Policy
  • Oversee the implementation of the Family Engagement and Community Practice models as outlined in the OCS and CPMT policy including development and deployment of related training
  • Obtain regular feedback regarding the work of partner agencies to ensure family-driven and strengths based practices are in place
  • Charge ad-hoc work groups as necessary to further the work of the committee

Program Subcommittee Members:

  • Jenny Jones, Chair, Charlottesville Department of Social Service
  • Mary Stebbins, Albemarle Department of Social Services
  • Garrett Jones, Community Attention
  • Neta Davis, Region Ten Community Services Board
  • Tim Breedlove, Albemarle County Schools
  • Jodie Murphy, Charlottesville City Schools
  • Martha Carroll, 16th District Court Services Unit
  • Susan Bressack, Parent Representative

 The Program Subcommittee meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00p.m. in the Albemarle County Office Building - 5th Street Extended Room C.

Meetings are open to the public.

 

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