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PCSAO: Severe Crisis in Ohio's Children Services System

The impact of the opioid epidemic on the children services system has been astounding. The system is in critical need of reforms and resources to promote safe children, stable families and supportive communities.

Children are entering the foster care at higher rates than ever before. The system has seen a 28% increase since 2013, with 17% more kids (2,385) entering in the last 24 months.

If the current conditions continue, Ohio will have nearly 19,000 children in foster care by 2020.

Click here to read the Public Children Services Association of Ohio’s full report and learn more about how the opioid epidemic is impacting kids and their families, and what the state can do to reform the system.