Office of Child and Family Services

Welcome to the Office of Child and Family Services.

If you are looking for services and supports for your child or adolescent, please visit the For Families tab.

Our vision is for children with behavioral health needs and their families in Virginia to be healthy, resilient, and thriving with access to a comprehensive integrated system of care that is community-based, trauma-responsive, family-driven, outcome-oriented, and culturally competent.

Major Policy Goals

  • Improve access to a coordinated, consistent array of behavioral health services across the Commonwealth.
  • Promote best practices in children’s community-based behavioral health services.
  • Seek funding initiatives that support a comprehensive service array.
  • Support integration of behavioral health services in primary care and schools
  • Take a leadership role in promoting the system of care philosophy, by modeling the principles, collaborating at an interagency level, and involving families and youth.
  • Promote opportunities for behavioral health equity across the state in under-served and with groups have historical experienced racism or oppression in treatment access.
  • Promote the development of family support and education.


New Memo: Adolescent Region 2 and 5 Substance Use Start Up Funding

New Application for Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents Regions 2 and 5

New Q and A from OCFS RFA Pre-Application Meetings Regions 2 and 5

New Q and A from OCFS RFA Pre-Application Meetings Regions 1 and 3

Executive Summary-Virginia Statewide Needs Assessment on Adolescent Substance Use

RFA Announcement DBHDS School Based Mental Health [doc] (document library)

DBHDS ARPA Mental Health In Schools RFA (document library)

Final RFA for School Based Mental Health Services Addendum [pdf] (document library)

Announcements Archive

37.2-308 and § 2.2-5206. Data reporting on children and adolescents.

Memo for Children and Adolescents Acute and Residential Reporting Form

Acute Care and Residential Treatment Report Form

Substance Use Disorder Service Availability Form

The 2012 General Assembly has added to section 37.2-505 of the Code of Virginia,
which on July 1, 2012 require CSBs to provide information to hospitals about their substance use disorder services available to minors. The Department has created a template, for download, that should be used to provide this information to hospitals.