Protective Services Hotline: 419-354-9669   JFS Office: 419-352-7566   Call Center: 1-844-640-OHIO

Important Notice: The statewide eligibility systems at the Job and Family Service agencies will be unavailable on August 23rd, 24th and 27th for system updates. Our agency in Wood County will be open, but we will be very limited in our ability to research information and will be unable to issue any public assistance benefits. We will still accept applications and will process them as soon as possible, but there could be a delay during this time. Please plan accordingly when making plans to call for interviews, or to request services and information from our agency. Thank you.


Protective Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE: REPORTS OF CHILD ABUSE SHOULD NOT BE EMAILED
Please refer toHow to report child abuse/neglectpage

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

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
sandi.carsey@jfs.ohio.gov
PLEASE NOTE – DO NOT FILE ABUSE OR NEGLECT COMPLAINTS VIA EMAIL

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

TONYA CAMDEN MSW, LSW 
Foster Care/Adoption Supervisor
419-373-6928
tonya.camden@jfs.ohio.gov

BRANDY LAUX, MSW, LISW
Family Assessment Unit Supervisor
419-373-6938
brandy.laux@jfs.ohio.gov

MONICA GAZAREK, MSW, LSW
Family Support Unit Supervisor
419-373-6930
monica.gazarek@jfs.ohio.gov

MARCOS BRISENO
Adult Protective Services Supervisor
419-373-6937
marcos.briseno@jfs.ohio.gov