The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Foster, Adoption, and Kinship Care


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Ohio is one of a handful of states with a state-supervised, county-administered child welfare system. This means that the Office of Families and Children oversees programs administered by locally controlled county agencies. The Office of Families and Children develops regulations, provides technical assistance, and monitors how public and private agencies implement those programs. It ensures compliance with federal and state laws, rules and policies while partnering with local agencies to improve outcomes for children and families across the state.