Hamilton County Job and Family Services administers state, federal and local programs designed to help those in need and help families work toward self sufficiency.

The agency has served Hamilton County since 1947. Today, the approximately 850 employees that work for the agency serve hundreds of thousands of Hamilton County residents.

The department is one of the few quadruple-combined public human service agencies in Ohio – providing public assistance, children’s services, child support and workforce development programs to the community.

Among the department’s many duties: local child protection, adult protection, child care, child support enforcement, workforce development, cash assistance, food assistance and medical assistance.

HCJFS is the largest department within Hamilton County government and reports to the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners.



Hamilton County Job and Family Services is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, an international, independent, not-for-profit child and family service accrediting organization.


Child Abuse and Neglect Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The Ohio Department of Children and Youth received Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services (HCJFS) MOU on March 25, 2024. The review determined that HCJFS’s MOU is compliant, effective April 9, 2024, with the requirements in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 5101:2-33-26 The County Child Abuse and Neglect Memorandum of Understanding. See the MOU here.