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Every Child Deserves
A Safe Place To Call Home.

Our mission is to ensure the safety of every child in our community. Our caseworkers aim to give each child the chance to excel.

Creating Safer Homes With Wrap-Around Support

We provide wrap-around support to families identified as needing assistance. We assign them dedicated caseworkers who collaborate to implement resources and strengthen family bonds to ensure the child's safety and well-being.

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An estimated 600,000 children are abused or neglected every year.

Our Children Services

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Intake and

Investigations Unit

This unit investigates the reports that come into the agency from the community.

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Ongoing Unit

This unit works with the families to provide support and services to work toward reunification of families and children.

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Adoption Unit

This unit provides adoption and independent living services for children who are in the permanent custody of the agency.

Scioto County Memorandum of Understanding to Address Child Abuse and Neglect

This memorandum is an agreement among Scioto County Department of Job and Family Services and community partners that delineates roles and responsibilities for referring, reporting, investigating, and prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases.​

How We Build Stronger Families.

When a family is identified as requiring support, either through an investigator's assessment or by order of the Juvenile court, they are assigned a dedicated caseworker. Collaboratively, the assigned caseworker engages with the entire family to facilitate the integration of resources aimed at ensuring child safety.

Our paramount goal is to assist families in implementing necessary adjustments to ensure the well-being and security of the children within their home environment. In cases where a child's safety is jeopardized, decisive actions are taken, potentially involving the removal of the child from the home. In such instances, our diligent caseworkers guide families in identifying the necessary measures to mitigate risks, striving toward the reunification of the child with their family in an improved and secure setting.

How Do I Report?

Information Needed to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

  • The name and address of the child you suspect is being abused or neglected.

  • The age of the child.

  • The name, address and phone number of the child's parent or custodian.

  • The name of the person you suspect is abusing or neglecting the child.

  • The reason you suspect the child is being abused or neglected.

  • Any other information that might be helpful in establishing the cause of the known or suspected injury, abuse, or neglect.

Contact CPS

If you suspect child abuse or neglect contact Scioto County Children Services.

Address:  710 Court Street,

Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: 740-456-4164 or  740-354-6661


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