Apr 2, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available

Children Services


Our Mission: The Sandusky County Children Services Unit is committed to protecting abused, neglected or dependent children while also recognizing the importance of preserving the sanctity of the family. This is achieved by assisting families to become self-sufficient and able to provide a safe and stable environment for their children through the utilization of community resources.

Our Mandate: Sandusky County Children Services is mandated by the Ohio Revised Code to do all of the following:

  • investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect and dependency
  • make reasonable efforts to prevent the removal of children from their homes
  • provide placement services to children who cannot remain in their own homes
  • provide permanency for all children in our care
  • ensure that the child's best interests are always our main consideration


In order to achieve our mission and fulfill our mandates, the Sandusky County Children Services Unit works very closely with members of the community, other social service agencies, schools, churches, law enforcement and the court system. Cooperation and coordination with all of these entities are essential in order to ensure we protect the children of Sandusky County. Furthermore, each individual can play a role in helping us to achieve this goal. Whether you report concerns regarding a child or offer assistance to a family in need, as a community we can all contribute to a safer future for our children.

To learn more about Children Services, Foster Care and Adoption, please click on the links above in the Menu.