MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Children and Family Services prioritizes the safety of vulnerable children within the county, doing whatever they can to ensure children are in the safest environment possible, and sometimes having to make tough decisions for the well-being of a child.

There are currently around 100 children in CFS custody in Knox County, said Scott Boone, Knox County CFS administrator. A child being in custody, explained Boone, means they have been removed from their guardian’s home and placed with other family members, in foster care or in residential placements. Boone added that CFS tries to place the child in the least restrictive place as possible — typically with other family members if they are able to provide safe care.

 

Chelsea Olms: 740-397-5333 or chelsea@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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