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Established 1963

Legal Mandates


Complies with the following state laws/regulations requiring that child abuse and neglect be investigated and safe permanent homes be secured for dependent children:

  • Juvenile Act (Act 333) and amendments
  • Child Protective Services Law (Act 124) and amendments
  • Regulations governing County children and youth agencies
  • Child protective services regulations
  • Domestic Relations Title 23
  • Rules of Juvenile Court Procedeure


Also complies with all applicable Federal legislation, including:

  • The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
  • The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
  • The Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994
  • Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
  • When needed, provides protective custody, emergency shelter care, medical and mental health services, foster care and adoptive services.
  • Provides a family service plan with goals for establishing a safe child environment.
  • Supervises any temporary placement of children.
  • Ensures a permanent home for every child.
Calls Logged (2015 Statistics)
  • ​1,205 calls regarding suspected child abuse/neglect
  • 309 families accepted for ongoing services
  • 4,395 families receiving referral/information about services
People Served

3,833 families received one or more services

Employee Positions 162

$46.1 million

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