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Public Children Services Association of Ohio

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A program that helps Ohio families struggling with addiction is expanding. 

Karen Kasler

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

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has recommended a 74 million dollar annual increase in state funding for family and children services as part of his proposed two-year state budget. 

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio says the opioid crisis is overwhelming the foster care system as more children are removed from the homes of addicted parents.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is announcing a program to help families hurt by parents' addiction to opioids.

In the last seven years, the number of Ohio kids taken into custody by children services agencies rose by nearly 20 percent.

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short.