The Summit County Children Services Board (CSB) is the agency responsible for investigating allegations of alleged child abuse and neglect.
CSB, along with local law enforcement, is responsible for investigating the allegations and making the initial decision as to whether a child’s case needs to be filed in Juvenile Court. When this occurs, the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office represents CSB.
After a case is filed in Juvenile Court, CSB is responsible for the placement and protection of the child, as well as for providing services to the family to assist in reunification with the child. If the child cannot be returned to his or her biological family, CSB is responsible for locating other permanent placement for the child, including adoptive families.
For more information regarding the Summit County Children Services Board, please refer to their website.