RCCS 2018 Statistics

July 8, 2019


Richland County Children Services (RCCS), is dedicated to leading our community in assuring the safety, well-being and permanency of children at risk of abuse and neglect. Listed below are the annual statistics for the children and families we served in 2018.

Children Services in 2018

Provided services to 2,146 alleged child victims. On average, 486 cases were worked every month by 48 caseworkers.


Calls into the Screening department: 7,658. Of those, 1,186 calls were information and referrals.   

Conducted 1,377 screened-in intakes. Of those there were:

  • 442 neglect
  • 287 physical abuse
  • 142 sexual abuse
  • 73 emotional maltreatment
  • 89 dependency
  • 344 FINS (Family in Need of Assistance)

Forensic Center Interviews

Conducted 54 interviews at the Ohio Health Forensic Center in 2018 for sexual and physical abuse allegations.

Protective Ongoing Services

Average ongoing cases per month: 358.                                                                                                                   

Number of children receiving ongoing services per month: 734.

Agency/Visitation Center

Supervised visits at the Agency: 1,733.                                                                                                           

Supervised visits to Visitation Center: 408.                                                                                                                   

Transports: 645

Kinship Care

Children in Kinship Care per month: 236                                                                                                             

Kinship cases per month: 126

Foster Care/Institutional Care

Children in Agency custody: 95                                                                                                                                 

Total days in care: 34,246                                                                                                                                       

Total placement costs (residential, institutions, and foster care): $1,736,568                                                               

 At the end of 2018, the Agency had 59 licensed foster homes

Adoption Services

Number of Children placed in adoptive homes: 28                                                                                               

Number of adoptions finalized: 19

Family Team Meetings/Team Decision-Making Meetings

Held 281 Team Decision-Making meetings and 1,405 Family Team meetings in 2018

Independent Living Support

Agency prepared 22 children for emancipation from foster care, with 6 youth aging out of care.



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