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Family First Prevention Services Act
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Lucas County Children Services works with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable and permanent families for children.

The Family First Prevention Services Act

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is a landmark child welfare law that supports the position that children do best in families. It seeks to prioritize family-based care that is safe, stable, and secure. 

FFPSA reforms federal financial support for child protection to prioritize family-based care over residential care. It will strengthen families,  help prevent child abuse and neglect, and keep children from coming into care. It provides community-based, supportive services to families in the home so that children can safely remain, or reunify, with their parents. It embraces a public health approach that strengthens families and proactively supports those at risk of abuse, neglect, and separation. If used effectively, FFPSA will help move child welfare to a more preventative system that works to strengthen families and reduce unnecessary family disruption. 


705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

Switchboard is answered 24/7
Phone: (419) 213-3200 
Fax: (419) 327-3291

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday: 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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