Children's Services

  1. Child Protective Services

    By law, the Department of Social Services is required to establish and maintain a local Child Protective Services (CPS) Unit which is responsible for receiving and investigating all reports of child abuse and neglect.

  2. Placement Services

    The purpose of the Placement Services Program is to provide for the temporary care and nurturing of a child, while seeking permanency through a reunification to their parent or other family member or by providing them with a caring and committed adoptive family.

  3. Preventive Services

    The primary goal of Preventive Services is to provide supports to families that help to keep children safe and improve family functioning so that children can remain in their own homes and families can stay intact.