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Services - Overview
Our Services

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.

LCCS Services — General Overview

Lucas County Children Services gets its mandate from state of Ohio law. According to the Ohio Revised Code, public children services agencies shall do all of the following:

  • Investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect or dependency
  • Make reasonable efforts to prevent the removal of children from their homes
  • Accept custody of children from courts with juvenile jurisdiction
  • Provide temporary emergency shelter when necessary
  • Find family foster homes for children
  • Implement a system for assessing risk to children
  • Administer federal adoption assistance funds

Our present array of services includes:

  • Intake and assessment
  • Ongoing case management
  • Family team meetings
  • Out-of-home (foster or kinship) placement
  • Crossover services
  • Permanency support
  • Kinship support
  • Family search, adoption, and post-adoption services
  • Independent Living and young adult services (BRIDGES)
  • Visitation
  • Protective day care
  • Health/medication monitoring
  • Pre-service and in-service caregiver training
  • Resource referral