CHILDREN'S SERVICES HOTLINE: 419-354-9669

JFS OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
PHONE: 419-352-7566
TOLL FREE: 888-282-1118
FAX: 419-353-6091

CALL CENTER: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
PHONE: 855-275-3537
FAX: 419-353-6091

 

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 679, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE SHOULD NOT BE MAILED
please refer to 'how to report child abuse/neglect' page
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Children's Protective Services is a division of the Wood County Department of Job and Family Services. The mission of Children's Services is to promote the protection and safety of children, and the well-being of the family. The services incorporated in the unit were first created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1946, and continue as primary mandated services to children today. This program is driven by the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Rules.

The services provided by the Children's Services staff include:

  • Social work counseling for families
  • referrals to other services within our agency
  • Assistance with referrals for community services
  • Assessment of abuse/neglect referrals
  • In-home Protective Supervision for abused, neglected, or at-risk children
  • Placement of children in out-of-home care
  • Foster family training, assessment and supervision
  • Adoption services for children and families
  • Birth parent counseling/pregnancy planning
  • Abuse/Neglect prevention programs

Children's Protective Services staff are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to deal with emergencies.

Each year, we work with approximately 2,100 children as well as their parents, caregivers, school personnel, therapists, treatment specialists, and representatives from health, legal, law enforcement, court, and community services.

The Children's Services Unit also works closely with the other agencies involved to ensure coordinated services for the families we serve.

SANDRA J. CARSEY, LSW
Children's Services Administrator

419-373-6934
email carses@odjfs.state.oh.us
PLEASE NOTE - DO NOT FILE ABUSE OR NEGLECT COMPLAINTS VIA EMAIL

CHILDREN'S SERVICES HOTLINE: 419-354-9669 or 866-860-4136

Kelly Hickle-Lentz
Family Support Unit Supervisor
419-373-6927

Brandy Laux, MSW, LSW
Family Assessment Unit Supervisor
419-373-6938

 
   
CHILDREN'S SERVICES HOTLINE: 419-354-9669
OFFICE HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm | OFFICE PHONE: 419-352-7566
TOLL FREE: 888-282-1118 | FAX: 419-353-6091
CALL CENTER HOURS: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | CALL CENTER PHONE: 855-275-3537 | FAX: 419-353-6091
 
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