On September 20, the State Executive Council approved a 60-day public comment period on a proposed consolidated policy regarding the use of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS), which is the designated uniform assessment instrument required to be administered in order for a child to be eligible for Children’s Services Act-funded services. Details regarding the use of CANS are currently provided in guidance documents; the proposal would consolidate this guidance into a policy.
The 60-day public comment period began on Monday, September 24, and closes on Friday, November 26, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Comments will be accepted through the Policy Public Comments Form on the CSA website (csa.virginia.gov, under “Applications”), via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (please use the subject line “Policy 3.6 Public Comment”), or via U.S. mail or alternate courier service to: Office of Children’s Services, 1604 Santa Rosa Rd, Suite 137, Richmond, VA 23229, ATTN: Policy 3.6 Public Comment.
VACo Contact: Katie Boyle