WOSU News Archives For: March 23, 2004

Complaints against Children Services Pt 1

12:00AM
March
23, 2004

Franklin County Children’s Services provides care for more than 72-hundred children in Central Ohio. The agency is required to investigate all referrals of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or dependent. While referrals have increased during the last several years, critics of the agency say in too many cases families are being split.

Complaints against Children Services Pt 2

12:00AM
March
23, 2004

Earlier this month, Franklin County Children’s Services overcame formal opposition to win voter approval of a 1-point-9 mill property tax levy. By winning at the polls, the agency avoided staff lay-offs and other cutbacks. But, critics of the agency say it still needs to be more accountable in its handling of custody cases.