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Division of Youth FAQs

Division of Youth-Colleen McNamara (216) 529-6873

Q:       Is this the county? 

A: No. This is the City of Lakewood. All county related assistance including child support, food stamps, health insurance, job training, and emergency assistance, can be found by calling Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services – http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx (216) 987-7000 or Cuyahoga County Child and Family Services-http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/ (216) 431-4500

Q:       Who do I call if I think a child is being abused?

A: Please report all concerns of child abuse and neglect to Cuyahoga County Child and Family Services-http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/ (216) 696-KIDS (5437) 

Q:       What does the Division of Youth do?

A: The Division of Youth looks for creative ways to engage parents in developing relationships and community connections. We assist parents with problem solving, skill building and crisis resolution. http://www.onelakewood.com/findget/program-youth/ -(216) 529-6873

Q:        My child is struggling at school, can you help me?

A: Yes, please call the Division of Youth http://www.onelakewood.com/findget/program-youth/ -(216) 529-6873

Q:       I am a parent with children and I need assistance, who can help me?

A: Please call the Division of Youth http://www.onelakewood.com/findget/program-youth/ -(216) 529-6873 

Q:       My child is in trouble with the police, who can I talk to?

A:   Juvenile Diversion Program is a voluntary program designed to offer first time juvenile offenders and their parents the opportunity to restore trust, give back to the community and to find ways to continue to be positively involved in their community. It is designed to empower families through education, direction and guidance for the betterment of the child, the City and its residents. Questions? Contact Mary Eileen Kramer (216) 529-6870

Q:       My child has been truant at school, who can I talk to? 

A:   Juvenile Diversion Program is a voluntary program designed to offer first time juvenile offenders and their parents the opportunity to restore trust, give back to the community and to find ways to continue to be positively involved in their community. It is designed to empower families through education, direction and guidance for the betterment of the child, the City and its residents. Questions? Contact Mary Eileen Kramer (216) 529-6870

Q:       I have a middle school child and looking for positive volunteer opportunities, do you know of any? 

A: H2O (Help to Others) Youth Volunteer Program connects Lakewood youth with volunteer opportunities to develop a strong desire to serve the community. Nurtured by a culture of kindness, they learn valuable skills while helping others. They grow into more engaged citizens empowered to make an impact in the world. Questions? Contact Emmie Hutchinson (216) 529-6045