This unit provides services to families in an effort to preserve the family unit and maintain children at home in a safe environment. In many cases, it is possible to provide services in the home that will allow the child to remain with his/her family and thereby avoid out-of-home placement. At times, placement of a child must be made in order to stabilize the child and/or family. These placements are intended to be of short duration while efforts are made to reunite the child with his/her family at the earliest possible date.
Services available through the Children and Family Services unit include:
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