PREBLE COUNTY — Preble County Job and Family Services Director Becky Sorrell recently released the May service report.
According to Sorrell, there have been 73 children services reports received, which is an increase from April. Those reports included: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, family in need of service, dependent, information only, screened out, and drug related. There were 711 total reports received for 2016.
There were four drug-related reports received for May, which is down from the nine received in April. For 2017 so far, there have been 32 drug-related children services reports received. In 2016, there was a total of 74 drug-related reports received.
For May there are 119 children, with 84 open cases, which includes permanent custody, temporary custody, PPLA, protective supervision, total open for more than 12 months, and adoptions completed. In May of 2016, there were 88 open cases. In 2016, there was a total of 933 open cases throughout the year.
This May there have been 67 placements to kinship or home, 14 placements to local foster care, 29 placements to network foster care, and 11 placements to residential or group homes. These numbers are actually less than what they were May of last year, according to Sorrell.
Sorrell reported there were 15 youth involved in juvenile court in May, which is the same number which were involved this time last year.
Looking at other services Job and Family Services provides, Sorrell reported that the unemployment rate for May was four percent, which is up from April by 0.10 percent. The job center saw 475 visitors and there were 18 youth participants.
There were 285 cash recipients and 4,399 food assistance recipients for May.
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