May 10, 2021
Mike Kenney joins the staff of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio this week in a new position as director of strategic initiatives.
May 05, 2021
We have a 10 year levy that replaced in 2018 so this additional is needed 7 years before that would expire. We knew we wouldn’t make it through the entire 10 years based on costs in 2018 but hoped to hold off until 2023 so we were in the middle of the levy time frame but COVID impacts added to the continuing drug epidemic has kept our placement numbers higher than expected.
May 04, 2021
Skyrocketing placement costs for children in foster care are outpacing local levy dollars, county general revenue funding and the state’s increased child protection allocation, leading advocates to testify before the Senate Health Committee today for additional funding to support kids and families.
April 15, 2021
When the House Finance Committee released a substitute budget bill earlier this week, PCSAO’s joint request with the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio for $50 million to be added to the State Child Protection Allocation was not included.
March 11, 2021
PCSAO offered testimony today before the full House Finance Committee, requesting a $50 million increase in the State Child Protection Allocation for counties’ efforts to to fill state funding gaps that could hamper transformation in the children services system.
March 04, 2021
PCSAO offered testimony today before the Health and Human Services subcommittee of the House Finance Committee, requesting a $50 million increase in the State Child Protection Allocation to fill state funding gaps that could hamper transformation in the children services system.
March 03, 2021
A year of pandemic, reckoning and preparation, 2020 highlighted the resilience of agencies and their workers as they focused on child safety, family stability and community support.
February 01, 2021
PCSAO praised investments in the Governor’s biennial budget released today.
January 26, 2021
Ohio START announced today that 6 new counties have been selected to join the program, bringing to 52 the number of counties participating.
December 21, 2020
Ohio START announced today that the national START program has been approved for inclusion in the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse as a promising practice.