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Office of Human Services Innovation Created

Governor Kasich's Mid-Biennium Review created a new office within ODJFS - the Office of Human Services Innovation.  The purpose of this office will be to better coordinate services across all public assistance programs, assist individuals in finding employment and develop a more person-centered case management style.  Last week, Governor Kasich announced the Deputy Director of this new office, Douglas Lumpkin. 
 
Deputy Director Lumpkin is no stranger to the human services world as he served as the ODJFS director from 2009 to 2011.  He also served as the Franklin County director and recently was the leader in the integrated eligiblity team.
 
We are excited for this opportunity to work with Deputy Director Lumpkin and look forward to what the new office will bring.

Ohio's State Supervised/County Administered Job & Family Service System

 
The job and family service system in Ohio operates a state supervised/county administered system.  This means that a state agency is responsible for ensuring compliance with state and federal programs and local agencies are responsible for the operations of the various programs.
 

Welcome to OJFSDA

Ohio Job and Family Services Directors' Association (OJFSDA) is a not-for-profit statewide organization established in 1946. OJFSDA represents Ohio's 88 County Departments of Job and Family Services Directors on the local, state, and national level. OJFSDA communicates key issues and solutions regarding the delivery of social services, to Ohio policymakers, legislators, and other decision makers.

OJFSDA Mission

The Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association's mission is to assist County Job and Family Service agencies in enhancing the safety, health and self-sufficiency of vulnerable Ohioans by providing training and technical assistance, and impacting legislation and policy.