Statistics

Child abuse and neglect often occur in families under stress or in the middle of a crisis. Parents and other caregivers are sometimes overwhelmed by today's pressures and may not be able to cope with personal, financial or marital problems. Drug and alcohol abuse may trigger abusive or neglectful behavior, and there is a growing correlation between domestic violence and child abuse. Allen County Children Services is mandated by Ohio to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect. Casework staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through emergency on-call services and local law enforcement.

In 2016, ACCS conducted 841 investigations and assessment, and had 12 adoptions finalized.

In 2015, ACCS conducted 1,056 investigations and assessments, and had 10 adoptions finalized.

In 2014, ACCS conducted 955 investigations and assessments, and had 15 adoptions finalized.

In 2013, ACCS conducted 967 investigations and assessments, and had 15 adoptions finalized.

In 2012, ACCS conducted 928 investigations and assessments, and had 15 adoptions finalized.

The majority of the investigations involved physical and sexual abuse but ACCS also investigates neglect and emotional maltreatment cases.

 



Reporting sources include family, school personnel, social services, medical personnel, friends, neighbors, law enforcement, victims, attorneys and courts.