Interagency Consortium


  • 9 a.m.
  • 3rd Friday of every month
  • Department of Social Services
    100 Outlaw Street
    CIC Conference Room, 1st Floor
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


In 1992, the Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families (CSA) was passed by the Virginia General Assembly. In 2015, the name was changed to Children's Services Act. CSA helps families with children who have serious emotional or behavioral problems.

In Chesapeake, the CSA is managed by the Chesapeake Interagency Consortium (CIC). The CIC is part of the Department of Human Services. Our goal is to help families stay together, keep children safe and in their community.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Interagency Consortium's Family Assessment and Planning team is looking for special individuals to serve as parent representatives.

Who We Serve

Children must be referred by a core city agency or department. The following children may be served:

  • Special education students with a private day treatment program or residential treatment center written on their Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Special education students at risk of placement in a day treatment program or residential treatment center
  • Children in foster care
  • Children at risk of entering foster care

Team Approach

The Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) is a group of professionals and parents that work together to help at-risk children. Parents are equal partners in the FAPT process. Members include the following core agencies and departments:

  • Chesapeake Public Schools
  • Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
  • Chesapeake Court Service Unit
  • Chesapeake Health Department
  • Chesapeake Social Services


Every family has unique strengths as well as challenges. When a child's behavior becomes difficult at home, at school or in the community it can be overwhelming for parents. Our job at FAPT is to help parents help their children. We provide parents the tools they need to better understand their child's needs and manage their behavior. By providing information and support, parents don't have to feel powerless or alone.

Families may be asked to assist with a portion of service costs, but not special education costs written in a child's IEP. Co-pays are based on a sliding scale on family size, income and expenses.

Child & Adolescent Case Management

The purpose of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Case Management is to assist youth ages 4 to 17 in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational and mental health services. Community-based services should be exhausted prior to seeking a higher level of care (psychiatric residential treatment or group home). The case manager may assist in seeking funding through the Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) if the youth's insurance does not cover the needed mental health therapeutic service. The case manager cannot guarantee that FAPT will approve the service request.

Are you a family who is in need of Child and Adolescent Case Management (C&A CM)? Please review the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Case Management Overview (PDF) and contact Chesapeake Integrated and Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH).