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  • Community Services Board

    ​The Community Services Board is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the delivery of our community-based mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services in Virginia Beach.

  • Human Services Administration

    The Virginia Beach Community Services Board (VBCSB) is composed of residents appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council. The Board’s primary responsibility is to review and evaluate the community-based mental health, substance abuse and, developmental services delivery system. 

    The VBCSB operates based on the roles and responsibilities as defined in 37.2-500 of the Code of Virginia

    The VBCSB is one of 40 local CSB's, or Behavioral Health Authorities, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each is dedicated to promoting service accessibility and providing a continuum of care for persons with disabilities and chemical addiction. 

    The VBCSB was established by the Virginia Beach City Council in 1970 and has earned a reputation for innovative programing and consumer and family involvement. 

    Board members may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms or more than a total of three full year-terms. One third of the appointments shall be identified as consumers or family members of consumers. Standing committees include:

    • Executive Committee
    • Advocacy Committee
    • Behavioral Health Committee
    • Developmental Services Committee

    If you are interested in serving on the VBCSB and would like to submit an application, please submit a Talent Bank Application

    All meetings are open to the public. Please see the schedule to the left for upcoming meeting dates.

    Community-based services are delivered by the City's Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Divisions. Services include emergency intake, prevention, outpatient treatment, day support, vocational opportunities, case management and residential support. 

    Services are provided in a climate of dignity and respect in promoting the goal of community integration of residents with disabilities. Funding streams include federal, state and local dollars; Medicaid; contractual fees;​ and client fees.​