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About Us

About Us

Jill Marano - Director

Lisa Martinez - Deputy Director | Margaret LeBlanc - Deputy Director
Patrick Barkley - 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 2023
                                Total    $359,215,294                                   
                                Federal Revenue: $68,979,411
                                State GF Grant: $56,319,832
                                Local: $90,576,499                  
                                State Funds: $143,339,552

Average month for 2023:

  • 2,496 referrals are received by the Clark County Abuse & Neglect Hotline, resulting in 
  • 995 investigations being conducted by Child Protective Services

In 2023:

  • 1,486 children came through the Reception Center at Child Haven

On any given day in Clark County:

  • There are approximately 2,706 children who have been taken into care and are living outside their homes.

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