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Child welfare funding change proposed

Child Abuse & Neglect

Newark Advocate, by Jessie Balmert

Ohio’s reliance on local funds to provide child welfare services ranging from adoption to child abuse investigations creates inequity that a coalition of county children services agencies hopes to solve with a $70 million infusion of state dollars.

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio, a coalition of the state’s 88 child welfare agencies, asked members of the Ohio House of Representative’s Finance Committee this past week for an additional $70 million in the next two-year budget to fairly finance child welfare services. State dollars equal 10 percent of all child welfare …Read more