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Commissioners Release 'State of the County' Report

from Commissioners

In conjunction with National County Government month, the commissioners have released their second annual State of the County report.

The report is a compendium of the many ways that the lives of Franklin County residents are touched by county government on a regular basis, as well as of the investments the commissioners have made in public safety, economic development, and environmental protection.

FCCS Launches New Version of its Website May 2

from Children Services

On May 2, FCCS is extending its reach with a brand new sleek and state of the art version of our website. The site's new, modern, mobile-responsive design, search features and user-friendly layout will attract users and enable us to spread the message of child abuse awareness and prevention further than ever before.

With the new design, each page adjusts to fit the screen size of the device on which it's being viewed, enabling PC, laptop, cell phone and tablet users to access information in the same way wherever they are.

The new design also includes a search form near the top of every page. (In mobile view, it's moved to the bottom of the page.) Users are able to search by using multiple terms and partial matches will return results (e.g. child will return items with child and children). In addition, search results will include a short text preview.

The site also features an updated color scheme and simplified site navigation, making it easier to find the information and services needed to protect children and strengthen families.

Franklin County YouthWorks Program

from Job and Family Services

Franklin County Youth Works

Franklin County's YouthWorks Program will employ more than 1,900 TANF eligible youth and young adults ages 14-24 years old. The program provides area youth with summertime work experience that pays an hourly wage of $10 and lasts 8- to 12-weeks. The program provides eligible youth an opportunity to engage in positive activities outside of school and develop important job readiness skills.

Click the link below for a list of community partnering organizations and contact information.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

from Children Services

Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Franklin County Children Services focuses on educating the community about child abuse and neglect. Child abuse affects more than three million children annually and Franklin County Children Services receives more than 30,000 reports of child abuse each year. The community plays a great role in recognizing, as well as preventing abuse and neglect. In addition to providing information on child abuse prevention via the Children Services website, during April, FCCS sponsors the Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast, the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign and Wear Blue Day to increase awareness of these issues. The agency is also joining forces with the Ohio Children's Trust Fund in their #pinwheelselfie campaign. Check out the events calendar on the FCCS website for details on how you can become involved in these activities. Join FCCS in these efforts and you can help change the lives of children for the better.

Recorder Issues 2015 Document Imaging Center Annual Report

from Recorder

Franklin County Recorder Terry J. Brown has issued the 2015 Annual Report for the Franklin County Document Imaging Center. This report highlights the work of his staff in preserving the public record for agencies across Franklin County for future generations. This work was done at a cost savings to Franklin County agencies and continues to be the standard for permanent record preservation for public records.

SWACO 2016 Spring Newsletter

from SWACO

Check out the new SWACO 2016 Spring Newsletter

Children Services 2015 Report to the Community

from Children Services

Check out the Children Services report to the community, "Bettering Lives, One Child and Family at a Time" to learn about FCCS's programs, activities and accomplishments during 2015.

Community Development Partner Highlight

from Economic Development & Planning

The Economic Development and Planning Department's Community Development Partner Highlight e-newsletter series highlights the current activities and portfolio of work completed by a valued community partner with Franklin County. Community Partners strive for an approach of progressiveness and innovation when bringing their products to life. Their work is reflected in how we see our communities.

Visit the Economic Development and Planning Department website for more information about the Community Development Partner Highlight.

Check out Children Services Connects E-News

from Children Services

The latest issue of the Children Services Connects E-Newsletter is here! Featured articles include:

  • Pausing to Spread the Child Abuse Prevention Message;
  • Friendship Creates Kinship Family for Young Girl; and
  • Safe Havens for Infants.

Click here to read the FCCS Connects E-Newsletter for April.

Metro Parks Summer Camps

from Metro Parks

Metro Parks summer camp registration began March 10. Metro Parks is offering two types of camps in 2016, the all new Outdoor Camps (June 13–Aug 5) and the tried and true Nature Adventure Camps (June 20–Aug 5). Visit the Metro Parks website for camp details and how to register.

Youth Workforce Initiative

from Economic Development & Planning

The Economic Development and Planning Department's Youth Workforce Initiative e-newsletter series, running in conjunction with the academic calendar, highlights the activities of the federally funded programs whose main focus is youth workforce development. Photo heavy, the publication aims to express the fun that can be had while youth aspire to reach their goals of being college and career ready, financially literate, globally aware, engaged with their families, future entrepreneurs, and more!

More about the Youth Workforce Initiative here!

Check out Children Services Accent on Kids

from Children Services

The Spring 2016 edition of Franklin County Children Services Accent on Kids is now available. Features include:

  • Former Agency Youth Reflects on Time with FCCS;
  • FCCS Spreads Child Abuse Prevention Message; and
  • Newlyweds Expand Family Through Kinship Care.

Click here to read the Accent on Kids Spring 2016 edition.