Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth

Programs and Services

Services under CSA may be available to a child who meets at least one of the following descriptions:
•has serious emotional or behavioral problems
•may need care or resources beyond normal agency services
•needs special education through a private school program
•receives foster care services
•receives services to prevent foster care placements, including parental agreements

•is under supervision of the juvenile and domestic relations court or domestic relation court
•is a ward of the Department of Juvenile Justice

Eligibility is determined by various laws (in education, juvenile justice and social services) and by your Community Policy and Management Team. Also, there must be funds available in your community.

How does CSA Work?
A Family Assessment and Planning team meeting is scheduled with the FAPT Team and members of the family:
•the child and family take an active part of the FAPT meeting to discuss their needs
•a service plan is developed
•the family signs the service plan if they agree with the plan
•services begin as soon as possible
•if the family disagrees with the plan, they may as for a review with the local CPMT
•emergency services may begin immediately
•parents may be required to make co-payments for non-foster care services
•parents may be required to make child support payments for foster care services
•parents are not required to make co-payments for special education services