Reporting Abuse and Neglect

Shelby County Job and Family Services, Children Services Division, assesses allegations of possible abuse or neglect based on reports received from the community.  Some individuals including physicians, social workers, day care providers, teachers, etc. are required by law to report their concerns to the agency.

If you have reason to believe any child under 18 (or any child with a physical or mental handicap under the age of 21) is abused or neglected, make a report.

You only need to suspect or have reason to believe that a child is at risk.  We will attempt to determine if abuse or neglect is occurring.

You can call, write, or come to Shelby County Job and Family Services with your report.

A report of suspected child abuse and neglect is confidential.  Your identity cannot be released to anyone without your permission, except under direct order from the court.

You are protected from civil or criminal liability.  Ohio law protects individuals who report allegations of abuse or neglect in good faith.

If you make a report to Children Services, you will be asked a series of questions to assist the agency in determining risk to the children being reported.

Although anonymous reports are accepted, you are encouraged to give your name to make it possible for the agency to obtain additional or clarifying information if needed.

You may make a report to Children Services by calling:

937-498-4981

M, W, TH, F, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

After business hours and on holidays and weekends reports should be made to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at:

937-498-1111

who will contact On-Call Children Services staff.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services
Prevention, Retention and Contingency Plan
Opportunity for Public Comment

The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services is taking comments from the public on the Prevention, Retention and Contingency plan for Shelby County.  The plan is developed under guidance and regulations from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The plan will be available for public comment from August 17,2021 – September 16, 2021 at the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services, 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio, 45365.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday


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Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

E-mail to:  FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov
Fax to:  937-498-7396,  mail to:
Shelby County Department

of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365,
in person, or by drop box outside the
front door of the agency.



Child Support

Children's Services

Unemployment Benefits


Adult Protective Services now
has a 24-Hour online portal available
for reporting non-emergency cases
of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or
exploitation at this link:

https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/

 

 

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To speak to a staff member
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County about your employment
needs call: 937-498-4981, ext. 2816
or contact us by email at:
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Job Opportunities

for week of 9-13-2021

for week of 9-07-2021


September 16, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Plastipak will be conducting open interviews at The Family Life Center at 310 Davis Street in Jackson Center, Ohio.

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Nursing Home Administrator
The Shelby County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Nursing Home Administrator for Fair Haven. The deadline to apply is September 21, 2021.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M - F   7:30 am - 4 pm