RD696 - Biennial Progress Report on the Children’s Services Act – December 2019

Executive Summary:

The Code of Virginia and the Appropriation Act require that the State Executive Council for Children’s Services (SEC) biennially publish and disseminate a progress report on services for children, youth, and families and a plan for such services for the succeeding biennium. As the administrative entity of the Council, the Office of Children’s Services (OCS) is pleased to submit the following report. For the FY2020-FY2022 biennium, the Council conducted a planning process that included a survey of various stakeholder groups and a collaborative, full day session with the State and Local Advisory Team (SLAT). The SLAT is established in § 2.2-2501 of the Code to advise the Council and manage cooperative efforts at the state level and provide support to community efforts. The biennial plan can be found at the end of this report.