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

Public Children Services Agency

Our Public Children Services Agency offers much more than just Child Protective 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.

In addition to Children Services, our division also administers:

Other ongoing services to the foster parents include: foster care reimbursement, clothing allowance, out-of-county mileage reimbursement, medical coverage for the child, respite care, case management and the Foster Parent Committee.
Services to adoptive parents include the following: adoption assistance/subsidies, pre-finalization services, post finalization services, medical card and case management. It is important to note that eligibility for some of the financial programs must be determined (on either the child and/or the family) and therefore, may not be available for every adoptive family.


The Sandusky County Adult Protection Services Unit is committed to protecting adults at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation while recognizing the importance of their right to live independently. This is achieved through the provision of appropriate supportive services and referral to community resources.

Choose Your Partner Carefully

Grandparent Info - Information a grandparent who is raising a grandchild should know.

Kinship Info - Information caregivers should know who obtained legal custody of a child on or after July 1, 2005.

Emancipated Youth - Information and assistance for people emancipated from foster care and are between the ages of 18 and 21.

Previous page: CSEA Forms  Next page: Children Services