Mission Statement:
Giving Mercer County Families a helpful hand in fulfilling their potential.



Agency Updates:

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month

Mercer county, OHIO - May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and the Mercer County Job
and Family Services is spreading the word that "Fraud Costs All of Us."

In 2014, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services disbursed about $2.6 billion in SNAP Food Assistance,
$280 million in Ohio Works First cash assistance and $570 million in child care subsidies. Individuals who
mislead caseworkers or lie on an application for benefits account for a very small percentage of the funding
disbursed, but the Department takes even the smallest fraud cases very seriously.

Individuals found to be committing fraud are removed from the program, must repay any improperly obtained
benefits, and may face criminal charges and jail time. Residents of Mercer County may report suspected public
assistance fraud by calling the Mercer County Job and Family Services at: 419-586-5106 or by going to:
www.JFS.OHIO.gov/Fraud


Mercer County Job and Family Services Transportation RFP Offered (click this link to view)

Summer Youth Program:


Cash/Medicaid/Food Assistance Report Fraud/Overpayment Recovery Fiscal Department/Contracts Children and Adult Protection Services