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Annual report looks back on 2019 accomplishments

Annual report looks back on 2019 accomplishments

A year of historic state budget investments, exciting system transformation and evidence-based program expansion are recounted in PCSAO’s 2019 annual report, released today.

While the report celebrates tremendous successes for children services, it comes amid the uncertainty of a pandemic that is testing health and human services, devastating the economy and making troubled families even more vulnerable.

The current crisis comes on the heels of a truly remarkable year in which:

  • The leadership of Gov. Mike DeWine and the General Assembly led to the single biggest investment in children services in Ohio history: $236 million in additional funds over the SFY2020-2021 biennium;
  • PCSAO released the 14th edition of the Factbook, issued recommendations to improve treatment foster care, updated our Children’s Continuum of Care Reform plan and helped lead a variety of system transformation efforts in preparation for implementing the Family First Act; and
  • Ohio START expanded from 32 to 46 counties.

Read the full report for more information.