Ensure families and caretakers are partners in decision-making on the assessment, design, delivery and management of services.
Ensure that the design and provision of services respond to the unique and diverse strengths, needs and potential of children and their families, and build upon natural family and community supports.
Provide access to a continuum of assessment, early intervention, treatment, and transition services and supports in communities.
Provide appropriate services in the least restrictive environment, striving to preserve and strengthen families, and enabling children to remain in their homes and communities, balanced with the need to protect the welfare of children and maintain public safety.
Provide integrated services and funding for children and their families with designated care management to ensure multiple services are coordinated across agencies and evolve over time to meet the changing strengths and needs of children and their families.
Provide services and supports that are responsive to the culture and language of the child and family.
Support open communication, active participation, and collaboration among CSA stakeholders across all sectors and at all levels on program and fiscal policy development, service delivery and management. Encourage public-private partnerships in service delivery.
Ensure policies, uniform guidelines, services, funding and practices support systems of care in communities that can be tailored to meet the unique strengths, resources, and needs of children, families and communities.
Provide communities flexible funds, authorize them to make decisions and to be accountable for providing services in concert with the CSA.
Ensure funds are spent effectively, efficiently and equitably, maximizing the use of all federal, state, local & private funding streams.
Improve program quality using customer feedback, child and family outcomes, and program and fiscal data.
Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) Coordinator
Arlington County Dept. of Human Services
Child and Family Services Division
2100 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Arlington, VA 22204-2010