Child & Family Services
Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong
Statement of Purpose
To protect children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. We strive to assure that all children have a family who will protect them from harm. We recognize the protective capacities of families and incorporate them in assessments, decision making and actions with the goal of improving safety, permanency, and well being for children. We encourage our communities to strengthen their prevention efforts and to share responsibility for the safety of its children and families.
- Children have the right to grow and develop in safe and permanent family environments.
- The safety of children is dependent on the actions/omissions of adults.
- When families and communities collaborate, the possibility for success is increased.
- The safety of children in our care is dependent upon multi-level stewardship of human and financial resources.