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In March 1985, under the provisions of Administrative Arrangements Order No.17, the Department of Community Services was established primarily superseding the Department of Community Welfare Services (VA 613). The establishment of the new department followed a refocus of many services which had been traditionally regarded as health services. Responsibility for these programs was transferred to the Department of Community Services between March and October 1985.
Many of the Department's services were provided on a regional basis. The delivery of regional programs was the responsibility of the Regional Services Division.
In October 1992 the Department of Community Services was amalgamated with the Department of Health II (VA 2695) to form the Department of Health and Community Services (VA 3092).
Location of Records
For records of the agencies preceding the Department of Community Services see List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.5.1. Researchers are also advised to consult sections 3.5.2. (Pre School and Child Development Branch), 3.5.3. (Mental Retardation Division), 3.5.7 (Child Welfare Practices and Legislation Review Committee), 3.5.6 (Youth Parole Board), 8.0.0 (Health and Welfare Agencies) and 13.0.0 (Prisons and Youth Training Centres).
See also VRG 8 Health and Welfare Agencies and VRG 9 Prisons and Youth Training Centres.