September 27, 2019
Two months after the Governor and General Assembly invested a historic $220 million of Ohio’s biennial budget into a long-neglected children services system, advocates celebrated new resources, best practices and state-county partnerships at the 34th annual conference of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, “Champions for Children and Families.”
July 17, 2019
County children services agencies will get a much-needed hundred-million-dollar boost from the state budget following final passage and signature by the Governor, and the relief could not come any sooner.
June 11, 2019
As the state budget makes its way toward a June 30 deadline for passage, the Senate Finance Committee today unveiled a substitute bill that continues to prioritize child safety and permanency.
May 15, 2019
With the budget bill now in the Senate, PCSAO assembled a panel for testimony before the Senate Finance subcommittee on human services today.
May 08, 2019
Voters handily passed both children services levies on the ballot on Election Day Tuesday.
May 02, 2019
“Blown away,” said Angela Sausser, executive director of Public Children Services Association of Ohio, the membership organization of county children services agencies, upon learning that Speaker Larry Householder added $60 million for child protection in the House version of Ohio’s budget.
April 17, 2019
In its 2018 annual report released today, PCSAO highlights the system reform launched last year, the Children’s Continuum of Care.
April 10, 2019
Harrowing stories of real young people in children services custody struggling with serious challenges dominated PCSAO’s testimony today on HB 166, the Biennial Budget, before the Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the House Finance Committee, chaired by Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Mansfield).
March 29, 2019
PCSAO released the 14th edition of its biennial Factbook today as the House Finance Committee considers Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to nearly double the state’s children services investment.
March 07, 2019
Today before an audience of county children services agency leaders, Governor Mike DeWine announced an unprecedented $74 million increase in the state’s investment in protecting abused and neglected children, plus related spending, making good on a campaign promise that Ohio should not be last in the nation when it comes to the state’s responsibility for funding such a critical program.