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Children and Youth Services

The mission of Greene County Children and Youth Services is to provide for the immediate safety and protection of children from abuse and neglect

CYS Mission

The mission of Greene County Children and Youth Services is to provide for the immediate safety and protection of children from abuse and neglect, to keep children with their own families whenever possible, to provide temporary substitutive care of children when necessary and to reunite children with their families as quickly as possible after placement.
 
24-HOUR EMERGENCY CALLS - CALL 911 AND ASK FOR CYS ON-CALL SUPERVISOR

SUSPECT CHILD ABUSE? CALL PA CHILDLINE AT 1-800-932-0313 ... BECAUSE THE CHILDREN NEED YOU!

Contact Information

Fort Jackson Building
49 South Washington Street
2nd floor
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Department Contacts:

Stacey Courtwright
Administrator

Report Abuse

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.

Protective Services Law

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.

Goals and Guidance

  • Child Safety: Children are, first and foremost, protected from abuse and neglect. Child safety and well-being are best provided in the context of the family. Protection is provided through the assurance of a safe nurturing family environment that provides for the individualized needs of each child.
  • Permanency: Children deserve a permanent family. The agency will preserve and strengthen the family whenever possible. If the unity of family cannot be maintained, the agency will seek a permanent family for the child.
  • Child & Family Well-Being: A child’s physical and emotional needs can best be met by their family. The agency will partner with the family and community to identify and grow resources to meet basic needs of the child.

PA Safe Haven

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.

Children and Youth Advisory Board

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.