The Department of Social Services, operated by the government of Prince William County in Virginia, is a team-based organization that helps families and individuals meet their basic needs and move toward self-sufficiency through employment and overall family economic success. The department also works with the community members to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect. Located in Manassas, Va., the Department of Social Services develops community-based programs to support juveniles in becoming accountable for their behavior. It additionally offers services for disabled adults in the age group of 18 to 60. The department s support groups provide information on community resources. Its residential facilities offer family counseling, referral and recreational services. The Department of Social Services also provides special services for at-risk youths.