Ohio START Cohort 2 Consortium meets
On April 16, the Ohio START Cohort 2 counties met for their first consortium meeting. The meeting consisted of administrators, supervisors, caseworkers, or family peer mentors from every county in cohort 2. Attendees shared updates on how implementation was going, and heard from OSU's evaluation team and Julie Stone from Head Start. The next Cohort 2 consortium will take place Sept. 17 in Richland County.
PCSAO recognizes Ohio START director
Director of Ohio START Fawn Gadel received the Young Alumnus of the Year Award from Capital University Law School. Fawn was the associate director and served as interim executive director of the Family and Youth Law Center at Capital before joining PCSAO. Congratulations, Fawn!
Prevention luncheon in Belmont County honors local champions
PCSAO Assistant Director Scott Britton spoke at the Belmont County JFS annual prevention recognition event April 18 in St. Clairsville. Community stakeholders were out in force, including all three county commissioners, law enforcement, judges and more. Director Vince Gianangeli recognized local Moose lodges for generous donations to support children in need and recognized a local nurse as child advocate of the year.
East Central District meets
Members of the East Central District gathered in Coshocton to hear from Northwoods regarding EDMS, discuss recent policy changes and decisions, and share county updates. They also signed a retirement certificate for Columbiana County's Eileen Dray-Bardon. The district meets next July 19.
PCSAO conference Call for Presenters
The 2019 PCSAO Conference Planning Committee is calling for presenters for the 34th annual PCSAO conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Champions for Children and Families." The committee will be looking for presenters who have dynamic and engaging presentations that are relevant to child welfare evidence-based practices, who will benefit attendees, and who are creative. The conference draws around 500 people each year and is a valuable opportunity to educate child welfare advocates across the state. The 2019 conference will be Sept. 25-27 at the DoubleTree in Worthington. Workshop proposal information and application can be found
and should be submitted to
by May 1. Any questions can be directed to the conference coordinator, Nitina Francis, at
Rules in Pre-Clearance: Chapter 5101:2-38, Case Planning and Reviews are in pre-clearance until May 18. You can review and comment
Rules in Clearance: As of April 19, no children services-related rules were in Clearance.
Filed with JCARR: The following rules were original-filed on April 17 and have a scheduled public hearing May 21:
- 5101:2-33-55: Education and in-service training requirements for PCSA caseworkers
- 5101:2-33-56: Education and -in-service training requirements for PCSA supervisors
- 5101:2-49-05: Determination of the adoption assistance monthly payment amount
- 5101:2-49-17: Case record requirements for adoption assistance
- 5101:2-49-21: Reimbursement of nonrecurring adoption expenses for a child with special needs
- 5101:2-52-04: PCSA responsibilities for the interstate compact on the placement of children
- 5101:2-52-06: Responsibilities applicable to interstate placement of children when a PCPA, PNA or court is the sending or receiving agency
- 5101:2-52-08: Interstate placement requirements for Ohio parents, legal guardians, or private entities when placing a child into another state or territory for adoption
- 5101:2-52-10: Interstate placement requirements for Ohio courts, parents, or legal guardians when placing a child in a residential placement in another state or territory