The Youth and Family Services Division provides services and information to protect children by strengthening the capacity for self-sufficiency of families whose children’s health, welfare and safety are at risk.
- Intake Services: Receives and screens child protective service referrals.
- Child Protective Services Investigations: Conducts investigations and family assessments on cases identified as meeting the statutory definitions of abuse, neglect or dependency, engaging the family to formulate a plan to alleviate any identified risk factors.
- Family Interventions: Serves families where abuse, neglect, and/or dependency was substantiated or the family was determined to be in need of services to prevent children from being taken into custody, reduce risk, and alleviate well being concerns.
- Permanency Planning: The goal of this intervention for children in legal custody is to provide a safe and nurturing home for the child and work towards a permanent plan.
- Adoptions: A program that works with children who are legally cleared for adoption to find permanent homes.
- Resource Development: Recruits, trains, and licenses foster homes as well as working with contact agencies to provide an array of placement options and services for children in legal custody.