JFS wears blue

| April 15, 2014

wear blueCOSHOCTON – Coshocton County Job and Family Services staff celebrated Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue on April 9.

April has been designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month to bring awareness to the importance of stopping abuse and reporting it when it happens. In 2013, 311 reports of child abuse and neglect were reported to Coshocton Job and Family Services.

The agency’s philosophy is to provide up-front services to families so that children can remain in their homes or in the homes of relatives or friends. Foster care is used as an option when no other alternatives exist. Removing a child from the home is frequently more traumatic than the abuse itself. Job and Family Services staff work diligently to make sure children are safe while respecting the culture and values of their families.

To report abuse or neglect, contact Job and Family Services at 622-1020. Information regarding the reporter is kept confidential.

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