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CSA Coordinator/Administrator
Karen M. Reilly-Jones
reillyk@chesterfield.gov
804-768-7387

FAPT Manager
Jackie Cowan
cowanj@chesterfield.gov
804-751-4797

School Services Manager
Nick Bonaccorsy
bonaccorsyd@chesterfield.gov
804-717-6901

Sr. Administrative Analyst
Malinda H. Bowers, MPA
bowersm@chesterfield.gov
804-706-2877

Administrative Assistant
Lynne Sims
simsl@chesterfield.gov
804-717-6114

Fax Number
804-717-6133


Mailing Address
P. O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address
9854 Lori Road, Suite 200
Court Square
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

 



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Comprehensive Services FAQ's

What is Comprehensive Services Act (CSA)?

CSA is a local and state program operating the Children’s Services Act of Virginia. To preserve families in the community we

  • provide collaborative and coordinating efforts among local children and family services agencies
    • social services
    • mental health
    • court services
    • schools
    • private practitioners in the community to preserve families
  • provide oversight to the program as well as organizes and facilitates FAPTs

What is Family Assessment and Planning Team FAPT?

  • The multiple teams are made up of representatives from the community child and family services system
    • social services
    • mental health
    • court services
    • schools
    • private practitioners
    • family advocates  
  • Team members are responsible to
    • work with children and families to ensure a community approach to services
    • develop plans to support family preservation and healthy family functioning
  • FAPT assists families with outsourcing and funding services to meet their needs when CSA criteria is met and services and supports are not available within the family or local government’s resources

How do I know if we qualify for CSA funds?

Services under CSA may be available to a child who meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Has documented emotional or behavioral problems
  • Is currently receiving services with a Chesterfield County or City of Colonial Heights agency and has needs that are beyond the agency’s normal services
  • Needs special education through a private school program as directed by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • 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 Relations Court

To find out if your child is eligible, contact the CSA Administrator for Chesterfield and Colonial Heights, Karen Reilly-Jones, at (804)768-7387.

What kind of services can CSA fund?

Community based services such as

  • in-home counseling
  • in-home family therapy
  • parent support and coaching
  • family assessments
  • foster care services
  • special education IEP day school placements
  • home assessment and diagnostic placements
  • residential treatment placements

How do I get a FAPT meeting?

  • Work with a local agency case worker (i.e. social services, mental health, court services, schools)
  • It has been determined that you and your child may meet criteria for CSA funds and services
  • Your case manager and you agree to make a referral to schedule a FAP meeting with the CSA office.

NOTE: A meeting may take a few weeks to occur.

What if I am not connected to an agency for case management? How do I get a FAPT meeting?

  • You have the right to request a FAPT meeting - CSA eligibility requirements still apply
    • We suggest families contact mental health services.
    • Case management will assess your child’s mental health needs and assist in service coordination. 
  • Chesterfield Mental Health has open assessments for walk-in new clients

Same Day Assessments
804-748-6356

Walk-in
6801 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Assessment Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

If you have questions about intake services and process you can call 804-768-7228.
 

How do I get help for my child who is experiencing a mental health crisis?

If your child is being unsafe to themselves or others, call 911 for emergency intervention.  

You can also take your child into Chesterfield Mental Health for an assessment for crisis intervention.

Same Day Assessments
804-748-6356

Walk-in
6801 Lucy Corr Blvd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Assessment Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

24 hr Crisis Hotline # 

Does CSA fund residential treatment services for children?

Yes, after meeting CSA eligibility and determining if this is the best option for the youth.

What is needed to receive treatment in a residential treatment facility?

Clinical mental health documentation that this level of intervention is needed to ensure safety, maintain stability, and return home.

  • Documentation that other interventions have been unsuccessful
  • CSA eligibility requirements met
  • Family’s resources cannot support this service
  • Family actively participates with services at the treatment facility
  • FAPT recommendations support service

Who can I talk to about CSA?

  • Contact 804-717-6114 to talk with a CSA staff person.
  • Email the Program Coordinator, Karen Reilly-Jones.