Potential changes coming to Job & Family Services building

13 Action News highlights county plans to improve care of area foster children

By Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator

13 Action News Journalist Meghan Daniels, left, interviews Seneca County DJFS Director Kathy Oliver about her hopes for making the DJFS building better suited for the county’s foster children.

Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart and Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Director, Kathy Oliver, were interviewed by Meghan Daniels of 13 Action News on Feb. 27 about Oliver’s hopes to make the DJFS building more inviting for area foster children. Oliver talked about the challenges the department faces as it cares for children who are facing traumatic circumstances.

Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart talks to Action News Journalist Meghan Daniels about the commissioners’ support of researching the feasibility of making changes to the DJFS building.

During the interview, Oliver shared information about the need for dedicated private space for meetings, as well as bathing and laundry facilities for the children. She wants foster children entering the building to feel as comfortable as possible from the moment they walk in the door.

Commissioner Frankart joined Oliver on the news segment to express the commissioners’ unified support of researching the feasibility of adding space to the DJFS building and their gratitude to Oliver and her staff for the impact they have on area families.

Watch the interview here: