Protecting Children by Strengthening Families


Through collaboration with families and their communities, we advocate for the safety, permanency and well-being of each child we serve in a manner that honors family and culture.


Safety, permanency and well-being for every child

Guiding Principles:

We Are Child Welfare Professionals

  • We constantly pursue excellence
  • We recognize the importance of providing effective and timely services
  • We value, respect and support each other
  • We are proud that we improve the quality of life for families in our community
  • We are fiscally responsible
  • We aspire to be culturally competent

We Value Every Child

  • We respect the individuality of each child we serve
  • We advocate for each child's safety, permanency and well-being
  • We honor each child's family and culture

We Honor Families

  • We respect families' strengths
  • We understand families are the experts regarding their own experiences
  • We recognize that children are best served within their family and community
  • We separate what parents do from who they are

We Value Partnerships

  • Families have the right to be a part of the decision-making team
  • Casework is the most important function of the agency team
  • Families, communities and government share the responsibility to keep children safe
24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline
(614) 229-7000
General Inquiries
(614) 229-7100