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Children's Protective Services - Ohio

Ohio's public children services agencies (PCSAs) are required to assess and investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or dependency. The children services agency will complete an assessment and, if necessary, work with the family to develop a case plan identifying services necessary to reduce risk to the child and prevent the abuse or neglect from happening again. If it is determined that children cannot remain safe in their own homes, the PCSA will work with the local court system to remove them and find an alternative safe placement - preferably with relatives.

To make a report, contact the PCSA in the county where the child and his or her parent, guardian or custodian reside. A directory of Ohio PCSAs by county can be found at the website of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, www.jfs.ohio.gov .

Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277 or fill out our online request form.