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Serving Our Community


Through public service and community collaboration, Coshocton County Job and Family Services provides individuals and families with the respect, encouragement, support, and assistance necessary to achieve an improved quality of life.


Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For more information call (740) 622-1020


News

  • 8/6/14 - Aug. 17- 23 will mark the first National my Social Security Week

    During this week, Social Security will host numerous events and activities across the country to raise awareness about the benefits of having a my Social Securityaccount and to encourage the public to sign up for their account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.  Our message for the campaign is “Prepare for your SOMEDAY:  Join the millions and discover your benefits.  Open amy Social Securityaccount.”

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  • 8/1/14 - August is Child Support Awareness Month

    1 in 3 children are affected by the child support program. Ohio has the 5th largest caseload with 900,000 cases statewide. Coshocton County has a caseload size of 3500 and collects nearly 6 million annually in child support for families and children.

    It is the responsibility of "both" parents to financially support their children. 
    Reminding parents that "Support is Key" to a child's well being, success and development.  Are you taking an active role in your child's well being?


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  • 7/21/14 - "How's that Made" Manufacturing Camp

    Lynn Jacobs, Workforce Administrator at Job and Family Services facilitated the "How's that Made" Manufacturing Camp for 7th and 8th grade youth in our community. Senator Sherrod Brown's office, with the help from the City of Coshocton, Port Authority, and OhioMeansJobs - Coshocton County collaborated on the project. The 13 youth spent five days learning how to work in teams and how to manage team building for the benefit of the group. They were given tools to assist them in the process such as brainstorming, force field analysis, nominal group techniques and many others. The youth also visited many of the manufacturing facilities through Coshocton, including AEP, MFM, Jones Metal, Kraft Foods, Pearl Valley Cheese, Roc Tenn, and Annin Flagmakers. Each youth was given a certificate from Sherrod Brown's office for their participation in the camp.

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Our Director

Welcome to the Coshocton JFS new and improved website.  We want to provide you with access to important information in an efficient and easy manner.  I’d like to draw your attention to our 2013 Annual Report that you can access via the link on our home page.  Some highlights of 2013 are:

·  Our continuation of Alternative Response in Children Services.  Fifty-seven percent of the screened-in cases this year were referred to Alternative Response.  This philosophy seeks safety of children by emphasizing family engagement and collaborative partnerships, sets aside fault finding and substantiation of the report and applies to cases that do not allege serious harm or potential criminal charges.  Our local Children Services Levy generated almost $550,000.  Our foster care expenses exceeded $540,000 for the year.

·  For the last two years, we have consistently met the All-Family Work Participation rate for those families receiving cash assistance.  As a result of this effort, people are either finding employment or choosing not to seek cash welfare.  Our caseload has dropped from a high of 251 cases in April 2010 to under 50 in December 2013.  We have implemented intensive case management to help the hardest to serve obtain self-sufficiency.

·  Coshocton JFS was in the top 10 counties in the state that made improvement in the percentage of collections we receive for current and arrears Child Support payments.  Ohio ranks as one of the highest states in the nation for collection rates.  We suspended only 42 driver’s licenses in 2013.  This is always our last resort for enforcement and we only use it when all other options have been exhausted.

·  We saw a 75% increase in the number of applications for Public Assistance from 2008 to 2013 and were able to process them with less staff!  Nearly 2,400 working residents receive Food Assistance benefits which allow them to continue working and gaining skills while receiving the necessary support for their families. Coshocton residents received nearly $10,000,000 in Food Assistance benefits in 2013.

We look forward to the future of providing county residents with the support and encouragement they need to improve their quality of life.  We hope our new website will prove to be a useful tool for you to take advantage of those services if and when you need them.



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