Welcome to the Jefferson County’s Children and Youth Services Agency
Every child deserves a loving, nurturing permanent home, where they feel cared for, safe and supported. Jefferson County Children and Youth Services provides adoption services through partnerships with the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) and the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange.
In addition to our foster care services, we provide child welfare services designed to protect children from abuse, neglect, and enable children to remain safely in their homes. It provides services to help families overcome problems that result in dependency, neglect, and delinquency, and to enhance the family’s capacity to provide for their children’s educational, physical, and behavioral health needs.
Children and Youth Services has staff on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to answer emergency calls and high-risk referrals of child abuse and neglect.