Children's Services Act Program

The Fredericksburg Children's Services Act Program (CSA) oversees a collaborative system of services and funding that is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based that addresses the strengths and needs of troubled and at-risk youth and their families in the City. It ensures 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. The Fredericksburg CSA program provides agency collaboration through the Community Policy Management Team and Family Assessment Planning Team, which oversee accessibility to, and funding for services.

A referral for access to the CSA process must be made by one of the public agencies that participate in the local collaboration planning and maintenance structure. Those agencies include the Fredericksburg Department of Social Services, Fredericksburg City Public Schools, Juvenile Court Services, and the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. As CSA is designed to supplement the normal array of publicly funded services in the community, this referral process mandates that at-risk youth and their families exhaust all less restrictive levels of service before a referral for consideration in the CSA process is undertaken.

For further information contact:
Kristin Shores, City of Fredericksburg CSA Coordinator
Email Kristin Shores
(540) 372-1032, ext. 240

CSA Policy

CSA Local Policy

CSA By-Laws

Office of Children's Services Website


FAPT Referral

Parent Referral Form

Co-Payment Screening Form

Co-Payment Agreement

Release of Information

FAPT Brochure for Parents/Guardian

Vendor Contract




Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in the City of Fredericksburg?  The Fredericksburg Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) is looking for a Parent Representative. 

 Parent Representative should have personal experience with accessing services for their child and be able to provide insight and guidance for parents go through the FAPT process.

  Times:   1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month

Time requirements are dependent on the schedule, which is typically 3-6 hours each meeting, usually starting at 9:00 a.m.

 To apply:   Submit the Parent Representative Application to Kristin Shores,

 Applications will be accepted until position is filled.