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Marcus Alert : Application 

The Marcus-David Peters Act was signed into law in 2020 and is named in the honor of Marcus-David Peters, a young black male, who was fatally shot by police in 2018 in the midst of a behavioral health crisis. The Act modifies the Code of Virginia to direct Virginia to develop a comprehensive crisis system based on best practice models composed of a crisis call center, community care and mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization centers and the Marcus Alert system. Implementation involves a system-wide approach and coordination to decrease Virginia’s reliance on law enforcement to be the primary response to behavioral health emergencies.

Please click link below to apply.

Marcus Alert Implementation Workgroup Application

York-Poquoson Social Services provides a broad array of human service programs for county residents who have:

  • Educational
  • Emotional needs
  • Financial
  • Health
  • Social

The department serves on the front line of intervention, assessment, service provision, and/or referral to appropriate agencies and organizations in the York County/Poquoson area.

Social Service Public Law 63 1, 1953:

  • Provides that all information relating to assistance and services are confidential and shall only be provided to persons having a legitimate interest.
Interested in a career working for York-Poquoson Social Services? Employment opportunities can be found by visiting the Virginia.Gov website