Our Mission & Vision


Richland County Children Services Mission Statement:

To lead our community in assuring the safety, well-being and permanency of children at risk of abuse and neglect.


In our ideal community, we envision:

-- The community invests in the future of its children by providing opportunities to develop their social, emotional, physical, cognitive and cultural skills;

-- Every child has a permanent, emotionally and economically stable family;

-- The community values and supports the work of Richland County Children Services through its funding, provision of board leadership, and excellence in county governance;

-- A committed staff that is supported by the Board and the community.

-- The community respects diversity and supports the racial, cultural and ethnic heritage of its families and neighborhoods.

Revised by the Richland County Children Services Board - February 2023