Cole County Child Services (Missouri)

A Cole County Child Abuse Prevention Center is a government agency at the Missouri State, Cole County, or local level that is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect. Cole 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 Cole County, MO. Child Abuse Offices may also offer training, support, and assistance on how to report and prevent child abuse.

Prevent Child Abuse Missouri Jefferson MO 606 East Capitol Avenue 65101 573-634-5223

A Cole County Child Support Office is a government agency at the MO State, Cole County, or local level that assists custodial parents in obtaining financial support for their children. Cole County Child Support Offices provide a number of services to support children’s welfare, including establishing paternity, locating non-custodial parents, and collecting Cole County child support payments. Child Support Offices also help enforce Cole 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.

Missouri Department of Social Services Youth Services Division Jefferson MO 3418 Knipp Drive, 1 65109 573-751-3324

Cole County Juvenile Justice is a division of the legal system at the Missouri State, Cole County, or local level that focuses on youthful offenders. The Juvenile Justice System incorporates a number of government agencies, including Cole County Courts, law enforcement, corrections, and social services. Juvenile Justice Centers offer rehabilitation services, detain youth awaiting formal processing in Cole 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.

Missouri Juvenile Justice Jefferson MO 1024 East McCarty Street 65101 573-636-6101

A Cole County WIC Office is a local branch of the Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Cole 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 Missouri social services.

Cole County Health Department WIC Office Jefferson MO 1616 Industrial Drive 65109 573-636-2181