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Children, Youth and Families Division

2801 Emrick Blvd
Bethlehem PA 18020
Kevin E. Dolan, Director
Phone:  (610) 829-4690
    Fax:  (610) 559-3750
This division,Children, Youth and Families (CYF), is responsible for planning and providing State mandated social services to dependent and abused children and youth in Northampton County. These services include activities designed to prevent neglect, abuse and exploitation and help overcome problems that result in dependency and abuse; provide services to families in their own homes which protect children from continued harm; provide temporary, substitute care in foster family homes or residential (24 hour) child care facilities for any child in need of such care; reunite children and their families if children are placed in temporary substitute care; provide a permanent, legally assured family for any child in temporary, substitute care who cannot be returned to his/her home; and provide court ordered care or supervision to alleged or adjudicated dependent or abused children.

Services are provided directly by the staff of the division and include counseling, lead case management, parenting education classes, protective services, and foster home care. The CYF Division also provides adoption services and court-ordered custody evaluations and supervised visitation. Purchased services include counseling, foster care, group home care, residential care, life skills education, day care, day treatment and supervised independent living.

CYF operates under 3 civil statutes: Juvenile Act, Child Protective Services Law and Protection from Abuse Act - order perpetrator from home. The Children and Youth Units are Intake, Child Abuse, General Protective Services, Child Abuse - Treatment, Adolescent Services, Foster Care, Treatment Foster Care and Adoption.

Statewide Organization
Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators, Inc.
17 North Front Street
Harrisburg, Pa. 17101-1624
(717) 232-7554
Fax: (717) 232-2162