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Mount Vernon Adoption Agencies

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Knox County Department of Job & Family Services - Children & Family Services Di

Mount Vernon, OH 43050 | (740) 397-7177

It is the mission of the Children & Family Services Division to protect children and the elderly who are alleged dependent, abused or neglected through social services and by using the legal system when necessary. We strive to strengthen those families when possible or to facilitate other permanent living arrangements when the original family cannot be made safe. When time and resources allow, we offer preventive services to families who are experiencing difficulties and may be at risk of harming children or elderly in their family. The Children & Family Services Division offers social resources and supportive services to adults, children and families to help maintain safety, independence, and levels of functioning. Our primary responsibility is to provide protection to children and the elderly from abuse and neglect. In addition, we try to provide prevention services whenever possible.

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