June 29, 2016
COLUMBUS – Today the Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth released its recommendations to address the needs of Ohio’s multi-system youth and their families. Started in January, the Committee co-chaired by Senator Gardner and Representative LaTourette held hearings with testimony from youth, families, program experts, and state officials.
June 27, 2016
On June 24, PCSAO co-hosted a meeting with the Ohio Association of Health Plans to officially launch the transition of children in custody and youth on adoption assistance to managed care.
June 22, 2016
This week PCSAO filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the Supreme Court of Ohio in an Allen County case that could have significant implications for child safety and stability.
June 13, 2016
PCSAO was saddened to learn of the death yesterday of George Voinovich, former State Representative, County Commissioner, Lieutenant Governor, Cleveland Mayor, Governor of Ohio and U.S. Senator.
June 10, 2016
A new five-minute video from PCSAO highlights the need to find permanency for older youth in foster care before they emancipate, or age out of the system.
May 13, 2016
PCSAO today expressed opposition to the state’s Healthy Ohio waiver proposal because it will result in loss of Medicaid coverage for foster youth.
May 01, 2016
May is National Foster Care Month, and PCSAO is pleased to recognize a critical component of Ohio’s child protection system: foster parents!
April 05, 2016
Moira Weir is among eight women selected as 2016 YWCA Greater Cincinnati Career Women of Achievement. Weir is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services and a past PCSAO president.
March 31, 2016
Yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth included public testimony from young people, parents, and child protection professionals, much of it focused on the inadequacy of residential treatment services and the need for improved coordination of services so that families do not have to relinquish custody of their children to county agencies in order to access services and supports.
March 02, 2016
County children services agency leaders gathered in Columbus today for an opportunity to discuss the opiate epidemic, multi-system youth, and more with legislators at Statehouse Day.