County human service agencies work with the community to
ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth through
the programs of Child Welfare Services, Foster Care and Adoption.
County staff provide protective and supportive services in
the belief that children and their families deserve stable
nurturing homes and a supportive environment. County staff
are responsible for responding to allegations of abuse
and neglect, intervening in child abuse and neglect
situations, providing services to families in which children
are at risk and are responsible for finding children
permanent, loving homes when returning to a
biological family is not an option.