Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio

Helping Children. Enriching Lives.

Muskingum County is a truly wonderful, caring community and a great place to live, work, and play. However, there are children and families in our community that desperately need the services of our agency.




April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!


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A Message from the Director

Muskingum County Children Services is the voice and ultimate protector of those children who are abused, neglected, and abandoned. We are an army of dedicated, hard-working public servants who accomplish the noble task of protecting children from harm and uplifting families during times of turmoil and tribulation.  Children who are hurting physically and emotionally and families that are in crisis deserve and demand nothing short of world-class child protective services.  Our pledge to you is to provide those world-class child protective services with dignity, passion, fairness, and professionalism.

How To Report Abuse and Neglect


The caring, committed public servants of Muskingum County Children Services will not rest until all of our children live in a safe, loving, nurturing environment.

Check us out! We welcome the opportunity to share our mission, services, and commitment to our community, children, and families.


Muskingum County Children Services
205 North 7th Street • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 455-6710

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4155 Roseville Road • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 849-2344