Ohio START is being led by the Public Children Services Association of Ohio in partnership with the Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Ohio START implementation and continued funding has been provided by a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine helped create the Ohio START program during his time as Attorney General. The Governors office continues to be a champion and partner of the START program as it continues to grow and expand.
OMHAS had originally dedicated CURES funding through the Institute for Human Services to support the training program and technical assistance led by Children and Family Futures. They also continued to support Ohio START through the State Opioid Response (SOR) that helped fund implementation and continued expansion.
With the continued support of the Governor, ODJFS has become a key partner and investor into the continued support and expansion of the Ohio START program to public children services agencies across the state.
The effectiveness of Ohio START is being studied by researchers at The Ohio State University’s College of Social Work.
The effectiveness of Ohio START is also being studied in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.
Children and Family Futures is our national START partner and they provide our counties with training and technical assistance and are helping bring Ohio START to fidelity to the national START model.
United Healthcare has provided generous grants to support and invest in promising strategies for Ohio START.
Casey Family Programs has provided generous grants to support and invest in promising strategies for Ohio START.
Anthem Inc. has provided generous grants to support and invest in promising strategies for Ohio START.