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Job and Family Services, South Central Ohio, Ross County

475 Western Avenue, Suite B
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-2500
Service Categories: Victim Assistance, Victim Services
Serving: Ross County

To Report Suspected Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

Emergency Assistance - Dial 911

Call: 855-726-5237 and press option #1.

South Central Ohio Job and Family Services (SCOJFS) is responsible for investigating reports of abuse and neglect involving children and older adults in Hocking, Ross, and Vinton Counties. This responsibility resides within the Protective Services Department at SCOJFS.

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday


Ross County: Chillicothe, OH, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe, OH 45601
(740) 773-2651

Hocking County: Logan, OH, 389 W. Front St., Logan, OH 43138
(740) 385-5663

Vinton County: McArthur, OH, 30975 Industrial Park Dr., McArthur, OH 45651
(740) 672-2250

Ohioans can now report suspected elder abuse, neglect or exploitation using Ohio’s new online form at   Mandated reporters are encouraged to use the form in non-emergency situations to help keep the statewide referral line open.
Statewide referral line (855) 644-6277 (855-OHIO-APS)  24/7.
County Departments of Job and Family Services are mandated to investigate and evaluate all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults age 60 and over.