Child and Family Services believes that children should remain with their families whenever it is possible and safe, and provides the following types of In-Home Services to families involved with DCFS when appropriate:

  • Voluntary services (Protective Services Counseling)
  • Court-ordered services (Protective Services Supervision)
  • Intensive services (Protective Family Preservation). These intensive services are provided to children who are at immediate risk of an out-of-home placement

Services can include teaching parenting skills, developing child safety plans, teaching conflict resolution and problem solving skills, and linking the family to broad-based community resources.