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Children and Family Services

Children and Family Services

Administrator
Jana Shira, LPC

Phone
(740) 397-7177, Ext. 3043
(800) 298-2223
Fax
(740) 397-2617


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Children & Family Services Division to protect children and the elderly who are alleged dependent, abused or neglected through social services and by using the legal system when necessary. We strive to strengthen those families when possible or to facilitate other permanent living arrangements when the original family cannot be made safe. When time and resources allow, we offer preventive services to families who are experiencing difficulties and may be at risk of harming children or elderly in their family.

Children and Family Services

The Children & Family Services Division offers social resources and supportive services to adults, children and families to help maintain safety, independence, and levels of functioning. Our primary responsibility is to provide protection to children and the elderly from abuse and neglect. In addition, we try to provide prevention services whenever possible.

Services include:
  • 24-hour abuse hotline - 392-5437 (KIDS)
  • Risk Assessment/Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Adult (60+) Protective Services
  • Child Protective Services
  • Parent Aide Services
  • Child Care
  • Enhanced Medical Transportation
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Foster Care
  • Social Services for families and elderly
  • Adoption
  • Post-adoption Support
  • Advocacy
  • Information and Referral
  • Community Education
  • Unmarried Parent Program

Staff Directory (397-7177 + ext.)

 Division Supervisors
  • Michell Reich ext. 3051
  • Brent Boyd ext. 3044
  • Aimee Fry ext. 3058
  • Amy Whyte ext. 3025
 Division Attorney
  • Michael Schiemmer ext. 3041




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