Meigs County Children Services acts as a safeguard for the children living in Meigs County. Children Services receives reports of alleged child abuse and neglect and then makes decisions regarding the reports. When necessary, the agency works with families to develop a plan and identify services to reduce risk of future abuse or neglect toward the children.

In most cases the Children Services is able to provide services to the child and family while the child remains in the home. However, there are instances where the child cannot safely remain in the home and it is necessary for the PCSA to work with the local court system to remove the child from the situation. If the child is placed outside the home, the PCSA is required to develop a case plan detailing the activities which must occur to ensure the child is safely able to return home. If that is not possible, the plan will identify an alternative safe, stable, permanent living situation that promotes the child’s health, growth and development.

Confidentiality

Child abuse and neglect cases are considered confidential by law. The law also does not allow Children Services to give you the name of the person who made the report of child abuse or neglect.

Coronavirus, COVID-19


In response to COVID-19, the coronavirus, and to protect the families and children we serve, as well as our employees, the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS) has modified the way customers access programs.

MCDJFS remains open Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 4:00pm.  All services remain available.  Certain precautions have been enacted.  Face to face contact with staff will be severely limited.  We ask that you do not come to the office if it can be avoided.

If you have questions about your OWF, SNAP or Medicaid benefits, please call 1-844-640-6446 or visit benefits.ohio.gov

All other services can be accessed via the telephone at 740-992-2117 or 1-800-992-2608:

Child Support Enforcement Agency, press 4

Children Services and Adult Protective Services, press 5

OhioMeansJobs, Non-Emergency Transportation or Childcare, press 6

Other services, press 9

 

 

 

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