Permanency Docket Quarterly Report: Statewide Data

The Permanency Docket Quarterly (PDQ) report was created for juvenile courts and public children services agencies (PCSA). This report provides data related to abuse, neglect, and dependency cases. The report is designed as a tool to start conversations and collaboration between the local court and children services agency. The report can be used to identify areas of improvement, and to continuously monitor local outcomes. Each county juvenile court judge, court administrator and the local county PCSA director will receive a copy of the PDQ report with their county level data. On this website the statewide data is available as well as resources on best practices and system improvement.  

The data is generated from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) and the juvenile courts caseload statistics reported to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Case Management Section established under Sup.R. 37.

Permanency Docket Quarterly - Statewide Report


Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Families and Children
Website to the Office of Families and Children with resources on Ohio’s services to assist with the safety and permanency of children, youth and vulnerable adults.
Ohio Statewide System Reform Program
Program in the Specialized Docket Section working with local courts to identify effective strategies and practices for families in the child welfare system due to substance abuse issues.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Enhanced Resource Guidelines
Publication identifying best practices at each step of the case process in abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
Website provides resources, research, and tools to improve court and legal practices related to child and family law.
Toolkit for Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Website provides guidance on court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases and how to implement a performance measurement process.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Website provides information on practices, research, and tools on topics related to child welfare

If you have any questions, contact Debra Copeland, CIP Analyst, Children and Families Section, at or 614.387.9389. This report supports our U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Court Improvement Program (CIP) funds to enhance abuse, neglect, and dependency case processing.  CIP also supports guardian ad litem, CASA, and judicial education.

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