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

The Call Center will be closed on Thursday, September 28, 2017 for case processing.


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