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(AA) Adoption Assistance

(AG) Attorney General

(AOD) Alcohol and Other Drugs

(AR) Alternative Response

(AWOL) Absent Without leave

(BCI) Bureau of Criminal Investigation

(CA/N) Child Abuse and Neglect

(CASA) Court Appointed Special Advocate

(CDJFS) County Department of Job and Family Services

(COPS) Court Ordered Protective Supervision

(CPS) Child Protective Services

(CRC) Children's Residential Center

(DD) Developmental Disabilities

(DODD) Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

(DV) Domestic Violence

(ECO) Emergency Custody Order

(EPSDT) Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

(ESSA) Every Student Succeeds Act

(ETV) Education and Training Voucher

(FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation

(FCFC) Family and Children First Council

(FCM) Foster Care Maintenance

(FTM) Family Team Meeting

(FYLaw) Family and Youth Law Center

(GAL) Guardian Ad Litem

(GED) General Education Development

(GH) Group Home

(ICAMA) Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance

(ICCA) Individual Child Care Agreement

(ICPC) Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

(ICWA) Indian Child Welfare Act

(IDEA) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

(IHS) Institute for Human Services

(ITNA) Individual Training Needs Assessment

(IEP) Individualized Education Plan

(IL) Independent Living

(ITNA) Individual Training Needs Assessment

(KPIP) Kinship Permanency Incentive Program

(LPE) Local Public Entity

(MEPA) Multi-Ethnic Placement Act

(NYTD) National Youth in Transition Database

(OAC) Ohio Administrative Code

(OCTF) Ohio Children’s Trust Fund

(OCWTP) Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

(ODE) Ohio Department of Education

(ODH) Ohio Department of Health

(ODJFS) Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

(ODM) Ohio Department of Medicaid

(ODYS) Ohio Department of Youth Services

(OFA) Office of Family Assistance

(OFC) Office of Families and Children

(OhioMHAS) Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

(OHIO YAB) Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board

(ORC) Ohio Revised Code

(OWF) Ohio Works First

(PASSS) Post Adoption Special Services Subsidy

(PC) Permanent Custody

(PCC) Permanent Court Commitment

(PCPA) Private Child Placing Agency

(PCSA) Public Children Services Agency

(PCSAO) Public Children Services Association of Ohio  

(PFR) Putative Father Registry

(PNA) Private Non-custodial Agency

(PPLA) Planned Permanent Living Arrangement

(PRC) Prevention, Retention and Contingency program

(PSUP) Protective Supervision

(RCNO) Race, Color, National Origin

(RTC) Regional Training Center

(SACWIS) Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System

(SAMS) State Adoption Maintenance Subsidy

(SAR) Semiannual Administrative Review

(SFY) State Fiscal Year

(SSI) Supplemental Security Income

(TANF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

(TC) Temporary Custody

(TPR) Termination of Parental Rights

(WWK) Wendy’s Wonderful Kids