NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES
What is the Northern Shenandoah Valley Alliance for
Children, Youth & Families?
This region of the state of Virginia comprised of Frederick and Clarke counties and the City of Winchester, has been working on the implementation of Systems of Care
since 2007 with the support and encouragement of the
Best Practice Court headed by Judge Elizabeth Kellas. You will hear the Northern Shenandoah Valley Alliance for Children, Youth & Families also called the "Alliance" and be referred to by its acronym "NSVA."
What is Systems of Care?
A System of Care incorporates a broad array of services and supports that is organized into a coordinated network, integrates care planning, and management across multiple levels, is culturally and linguistically competent, and builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth at service delivery, management, and policy levels (Pires, 2002).
Building a stronger community--one family at a time.
The mission of the Alliance is to provide a collaborative, community-wide, strength-based systems of care to achieve better outcomes for at-risk children and youth and their families in Frederick and Clarke counties and the City of Winchester, Virginia. We engage with children, youth and their families to strengthen relationships and community ties, as well as to maintain the youth and children in their community whenever possible and appropriate.
The Alliance has representation of the three school systems, the three Departments of Social Services, the Comprehensive Service Act Coordinators, parents, the Court Service Unit, Northwestern Community Services Board, the legal community, non-profit service providers, for-
profit community based providers and residential treatment providers.