MCACPS 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 Adult and Child Protective Services (MCACPS) 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.
MCACPS 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, reducing the length of out-of-home care when placement is necessary to protect children and to attain permanency sooner.