Community Policy and Management Team
- Third Wednesday of the month
- 1 - 2:30 PM
- Smith -Wagner Building
CSA Conference room
9501 Lucy Corr Circle
Chesterfield, VA 23832
- Office of Children Services
- Representatives from Chesterfield County include the following:
- Appointed Official designee: County Deputy Administrator for Human Services
- Director, Citizen Resources and Juvenile Services
- Director, 12th District Juvenile Court Services Unit
- Assistant Director, Department of Social Services
- Manager, Children and Adolescent Services Team; Community Services Board
- Designee, Chesterfield Health District
- Director, Special Education; Public Schools
- Private Provider
Representatives from City of Colonial Heights include the following:
- Appointed Official designee; Director, Youth and Human Services
- Director, Special Education; Public schools
- Supervisor, District 19, Community Services Board
- Private Provider
The minimum mandatory membership (Code of Virginia) § 2.2-5205 of each team includes:
- The local agency heads or their designees from the:
- Community Services Board
- Department of Social Services
- Health Department
- Juvenile Court Services Unit
- School division
- A parent representative
- A private provider representative, if a private organization or an association of providers is located within the locality.
- At least one elected official or appointed official or his designee from the governing body of a locality which is the member of the CPMT.
Allocation of funds in the state pool to local communities is determined on a formula basis and is specified in the Appropriation Act. Passage of the Children’s Services Act by the 1992 General Assembly dramatically altered the administrative and funding systems providing services to at-risk and troubled youth and their families. The Act has the following intent:
"It is the intention of this law to create a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused and community-based when addressing the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youths and their families in the Commonwealth" (Code of Virginia) § 2.2-5200.
The purpose of this law is to
- "Ensure that services and funding are consistent with the Commonwealth's policies of preserving
- families and providing appropriate services in the least restrictive environment, while protecting the
- welfare of children and maintaining the safety of the public;"
- "Identify and intervene early with young children and their families who are at risk of developing emotional or behavioral problems, or both, due to environmental, physical or psychological stress;"
- "Design and provide services that are responsive to the unique and diverse strengths and needs of troubled youths and families;"
- "Increase interagency collaboration and family involvement in service delivery and management;"
- "Encourage a public and private partnership in the delivery of services to troubled and at-risk youths and their families;" and
- "Provide communities flexibility in the use of funds and to authorize communities to make decisions and be accountable for providing services in concert with these purposes (Code of Virginia) § 2.2-5200.
Local Level Management Structure
The Children’s Services Act requires that each local government, or combination of governments, establish a Community Policy and Management Team to coordinate agency efforts to manage available funds from the State Pool Fund and ensure that eligible youths receive access to services. Additionally, the Act requires the formation of local Family Assessment and Planning Teams for the purposes of reviewing and assessing children and families referred for services and developing individualized family service plans and providing recommendations for funding.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors and Colonial Heights City Council, as a multi-jurisdictional district, appoint representatives for Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT) (Code of Virginia § 2.2-5204 and § 2.2-5205), which has the responsibility for implementing the requirements of the Children’s Services Act, including the expenditure of funds appropriated by the localities and allocated by the State.
Chesterfield and Colonial Heights is a multi- governing body and shall be referred to as the Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT). These participating jurisdictions shall jointly decide on the size of the team and the type of representatives from each locality, ensuring that the minimal requirements of the Children’s Services Act are met.