Our child protective services in Jackson County, NC, are offered to ensure the safety of mistreated or abandoned children. We respond to and look into claims of alleged child abuse, neglect, or dependency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This program offers services to safeguard kids in households where abuse or neglect has been discovered. Our social workers involve the family in activities that lower the risk of issues, encourage stability, and give kids a permanent and safe home.
Foster care is a short-term housing arrangement for dependent, mistreated, or neglected children who require a safe home when their families cannot care for them. Children come under our department’s care through court-ordered custody, voluntary placement agreements, or releases for adoption.
The LINKS program helps 16- to 21-year-olds in foster care and those who have just left the system to establish enduring relationships with caring adults. These young adults receive further assistance from LINKS in obtaining education and job training, finding secure housing, and achieving personal independence.
The Jackson County Department of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex (gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, national origin, religion, or political beliefs.