About Us

                   
Tim Burch - Administrator of Human Services
                                                 Abigail Frierson - Deputy Director | Jill Marano - Deputy Director
                                      Margaret LeBlanc - Deputy Director | Wonswayla Mackey - Deputy Director


Clark County Department of Family Services (DFS) is the local public agency whose role is to help keep children safe. The agency was formed in July 2002 in response to the merger of state and county child welfare services.

Mission Statement
Protecting children from abuse and neglect by partnering with our community to build safe, nurturing and stable families, to support family preservation when possible, to provide permanent families for those children who cannot safely return home and to ensure the well-being of children in our care.

Operating Budget - Fiscal Year 2021
                                Total    $198,256,209                                   
                                Federal Revenue: $64,854,595
                                State GF Grant: $54,760,692
                                Local: $78,640,922                  
                                State Funds: $123,107,341  

Average month for 2022:

  • 2,601 referrals are received by the Clark County Abuse & Neglect Hotline, resulting in 
  • 1,041 investigations being conducted by Child Protective Services

In 2022:

  • 2,235 children came through the Reception Center at Child Haven

On any given day in Clark County:
There are approximately 2,725 children who have been taken into care and are living outside their homes.