To report child abuse, call 1-800-932-0313; mandated reporters can report online
. Learn more
about protection Pennsylvania's children from abuse and neglect.
Under the Child Protective Services Law, Child Abuse is defined as the following:
- Any recent act or failure to act by a perpetrator which causes non-accidental serious physical injury to a child under the age of 18.
- Any act or failure to act by a perpetrator which causes non accidental serious mental injury, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 18.
- Any recent act, failure to act or series of such acts or failures to act by a perpetrator which creates an imminent risk of serious physical injury to or sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under the age of 18. Serious physical neglect by a perpetrator constituting prolonged or repeated lack of supervision or the failure to provide essentials of life including adequate medical care, which endangers a child’s life or development or impairs the child's functioning.
Safe Haven gives mothers a safe, legal, and confidential alternative to abandoning their baby. A safe haven is necessary for young girls and women who might be hiding their pregnancies or aren't ready to be mothers are often scared, and don't know where to turn. Out of fear or shame, some mothers abandon their baby hours after birth. Safe Haven gives parents an option that is both legal for the parents and safe for their child.
Since Safe Haven's inception in Pennsylvania, 33 newborns have been relinquished to hospitals and subsequently adopted. Click HERE
for the Fact Sheet on Pa's Safe Haven Law.
The Greene County Children and Youth Services Advisory Board is dedicated to making recommendations on matters referred to the Board and shall suggest policies for the Agency’s operation and development to promote safety, permanency and well-being for the children of Greene County involved with the Agency. For member listing and meeting dates and times, please click HERE. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Greene County Children and Youth Advisory Board, please call CYS at 724-852-5217.