Franklin County Children Services

Karen Kasler

March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.

An operator of group homes for teens and young adults is closing its facility in North Linden by March 3rd.

Unidentified Toddler Found Wandering On East Side

Sep 12, 2018

Authorities are trying to identify a toddler found wandering in an East Side alley early this morning.

The approximately 2-year old girl was found in an alley near East Livingston and Fairwood Avenues around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, by a passerby who notified police.

The girl is African-American and wearing a black shirt with pink sweatpants. She is just over three feet tall and weighs 32 pounds.  While she appears unharmed, she does not know her address.

A Reynoldsburg woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall and streaming it live on social media is charged with abduction.

The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a woman's efforts to inspect Franklin County Children Services records regarding an abuse investigation focusing on her daughter.

Children's Hospital in Columbus is preparing a defense against a federal civil rights lawsuit. 

A Franklin County Children Services report says child welfare workers should have known more about the violent background of a group home resident charged in the October slaying of a jogger in Blendon Township.

Sentencing is scheduled January 7th for a Columbus teen charged with assaulting a social worker and stealing her car last year.

Children Services To Review Group Home Placements

Nov 1, 2013

Franklin County Children Services says it will review all of its group home placements after a 16-year-old group home resident was charged with fatally stabbing a jogger in a Blendon Township park on October 20th.

Local, state, and national experts gathered in Columbus earlier week this to discuss ways to better serve victims of child abuse and neglect.

The Franklin County Children Services board has voted to raise the pay of director Chip Spinning by 14 percent.

Columbus police say they have arrested the teenager who allegedly attacked a social worker and stole her car.