Preventive Services can be provided to families in an effort to preserve the family unit and avoid foster care placements. The services are voluntary and provide counseling, parent education, transportation, and referral to other resources. Families can also be court ordered to accept preventive services for their family.
This unit works with families with children who are at risk of out-of-home placements. Services are provided through caseworkers and various programs to meet the identified needs of the families in order to avoid placing the children out of the home.