Report: County Needs Place To Report Group Home Problems


The Franklin County Children Services has reviewed the Group Home system following a fatal attack of a woman in a local park.

Jane Juergens was allegedly murdered by a youth home member.

The report released Wednesday found that the county needs a central place to report concerns regarding provider agencies. For now, the issues will be handled through the Children Services Client's Rights Office.

The report also said there is a broader array of more "comprehensive community-based and/or placement based services to meet a complex population."

The FCCS reviewed more than 125 youth placed in group homes and reviewed facilities and staff.

Click on the link on the right hand side of the page to read the entire report.