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 lead case management, protective services, and foster home care. The CYF Division also provides permanency services and supervised visitation. Purchased services include parenting education classes, counseling, foster care, group home care, residential care, life skills education, day care, day treatment and supervised independent living.
CYF operates under 2 civil statutes:
The Children and Youth Units are:
Social Service Aide