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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.

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(s).

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