Okaloosa County Child Services (Florida)

A Okaloosa County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a government agency at the Florida State, Okaloosa County, or local level that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Okaloosa County Child Abuse Centers provide a number of child protective services, including collecting reports on suspected child abuse or neglect, investigating suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and providing services to prevent child abuse and domestic violence in Okaloosa County, FL. Child Abuse Offices may also offer training, support, and assistance on how to report and prevent child abuse.

Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center Niceville FL 401 McEwen Drive 32578 850-833-9237

A Okaloosa County Child Support Office is a government agency at the FL State, Okaloosa County, or local level that assists custodial parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Okaloosa County Child Support Offices provide a number of services to support children’s welfare, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting Okaloosa County child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce Okaloosa County Court orders for child support and assist families in receiving additional benefits for children. Child Support Offices provide services for anyone in the community who may be eligible for child support payments.

Crestview City Youth Center Crestview FL 100 Hathaway Street South 32539 850-682-4715

Niceville Youth Center Niceville FL 204 Camellia Place 32578 850-729-0758

Okaloosa County Child, Youth, and Family Services is a government agency at the FL State, Okaloosa County, or local level that provides a range of services to assist children, youth, and families. Child, Youth, and Family Services Offices offer early childhood services, including childcare support, family nutrition programs, and support for children with developmental delays. These offices may also run programs to end youth homelessness, prevent adolescent pregnancy, and prevent violence against children and youth in Okaloosa County. Some Child, Youth, and Family Services programs also manage Okaloosa County foster care and adoption services.

Crestview Child Support & Social Service Office Crestview FL 2810 Richbourg Lane 32539 800-622-5437

Okaloosa County Juvenile Justice is a division of the legal system at the Florida State, Okaloosa County, or local level that focuses on youthful offenders. The Juvenile Justice System incorporates a number of government agencies, including Okaloosa County Courts, law enforcement, corrections, and social services. Juvenile Justice Centers offer rehabilitation services, detain youth awaiting formal processing in Okaloosa County detention centers, and provide education, counseling, and other services to youth. Juvenile Justice Centers also offer reentry services for youth who have been released from a juvenile correction facility.

Crestview FL Juvenile Justice Crestview FL 914 North Ferdon Boulevard 32536 850-689-7980

Crestview Florida Juvenile Justice Crestview FL Straight Line Road 32539 850-689-7800

A Okaloosa County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Okaloosa County WIC programs provide nutrition assistance for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance. In addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits, including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help obtaining other Florida social services.

Okaloosa County Fort Walton Beach WIC Office Fort Walton Beach FL 221 Hospital Drive Northeast 32548 854-833-9254

Okaloosa County Health Department WIC Office Crestview FL 810 East James Lee Boulevard 32539 850-689-7858