July 03, 2017
In one of the most challenging and dismal budget years in memory, where the Ohio legislature was forced to make significant cuts totaling more than $1 billion in state spending after the budget was introduced, legislative champions maintained the course for investing in Ohio’s children, the innocent victims of this opioid epidemic.
May 09, 2017
The 13th edition of PCSAO’s biennial Factbook is now available, just as the Ohio Senate Finance Committee considers the House’s new investment of $15 million per year in child protection.
April 18, 2017
Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that four additional counties — Adams, Brown, Lawrence and Scioto — will join 14 counties funded to pilot an evidence-informed child protection response to the opioid epidemic originally announced March 22.
March 22, 2017
At a press conference today, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a $3.5 million grant to PCSAO to help children services agencies in 14 southern Ohio counties combat the opioid epidemic.
February 23, 2017
For PCSAO, 2016 was a year of activity, outcomes and reflection.
December 27, 2016
A number of bills impacting child protection issues received attention during the recent “lame-duck session,” the time between an election and when the next General Assembly term begins.
December 09, 2016
At a holiday banquet today, the Ohio Job and Family Services Directors Association named Susan Bailey-Evans Director of the Year.
December 05, 2016
On Friday, the Ohio departments of Job and Family Services and Education released joint guidance to county children services agencies and local school districts on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
November 09, 2016
With most precincts reporting, children services levies in four of five counties appear to be passing handily.
November 01, 2016
Governor John Kasich has joined leaders across the country in recognizing November as National Adoption Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the critical need for permanent homes for children in foster care.