Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio

Agency Information

MCCS is located at 205 N 7th Street, Zanesville Ohio, on the second floor of the County Services building. 740.455.6710 Our child residential center is Avondale Youth Center and is located at 4155 Roseville Road, Zanesville Ohio. Phone 740.849.2344


Muskingum County Children Services (MCCS) is a county government agency charged with investigating reports of abuse and neglect of children, providing intervention services to children and families with substantiated abuse or neglect, providing substitute care services as needed, and providing permanency for children with kinship providers and through adoption after court termination of parental rights.

MCCS is one of 18 counties in the state of Ohio that is participating in the federal Title IV-E Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration (ProtectOHIO) to develop innovative ways to deliver child welfare services. The demonstration involves using strategies to determine best practice regarding the delivery of child welfare services to prevent out-of-home placement by maintaining children in their own homes, reduce the length of out-of-home care when placement is necessary to protect children, and to attain permanency sooner.


ALL REPORTS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT MUST BE MADE BY CONTACTING CHILDREN SERVICES DIRECTLY by mail or in person at 205 N 7th Street, Zanesville, Ohio, or by phone at 740.455.6710.

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

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