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.
March 05, 2019
Today, PCSAO thanked Governor Mike DeWine for proposals outlined in his first State of the State Address to improve Ohio’s children services system.
March 01, 2019
Two Lucas County child protection leaders are being honored by the YWCA of Northwest Ohio with its “Milestones” award.
January 11, 2019
Several bills impacting children services issues received attention during the recent “lame-duck session,” the time between an election and when the next General Assembly term begins. In Ohio, lame-duck occurs in November/December of even-numbered years.
December 20, 2018
Even as the opioid epidemic appears to be relenting in some parts of the state, children of parents struggling with addiction and youth with complex, challenging needs continue to put pressure on Ohio’s children services system, according to a new report PCSAO issued today
November 07, 2018
Hocking and Jackson county voters passed first-ever children services levies in yesterday’s election, bringing the total number of counties with dedicated property taxes for child protection to 51.
September 28, 2018
Those who have experienced foster care firsthand know that the holidays can be a harsh reminder of lost connections. That’s why ACTION Ohio is hosting early Thanksgiving dinners for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+).
September 21, 2018
Both gubernatorial campaigns joined trainers, researchers, children services professionals and awardees at the 33rd annual conference of the Public Children Services Association of Ohio this week. PCSAO presented its most prestigious award, Child Advocate of the Year, to The Ohio State University College of Social Work on Thursday.