Children & Youth Services

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, contact Washington County Children and Youth Services at
724-228-6884, or toll-free at 1-888-619-9906

If the child you are concerned about is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Our Mission

Washington County Children and Youth Services is committed to the well-being of children and families. By empowering and engaging families and the community, safety and permanency can be achieved and all members can thrive.


Washington County Children and Youth Services is the county government agency with the responsibility of responding to the community's concerns regarding the safety of children in our county. Washington County Children and Youth serves families in which there is:
  • child abuse
  • child neglect
  • truancy
  • incorrigibility
  • runaway behavior or
  • a child is at risk for abuse or neglect.

It is the responsibility of the Agency to ensure that children remain safe, that they have a permanent home in which to grow, and that families get the support they need to appropriately parent their children. We provide a range of services that help families gain skills and obtain resources to enable them to better care for their children. Services are available to any child or family in Washington County based upon need, as determined by an assessment conducted by Agency staff.

Employment Opportunities

We are looking for caring individuals who are committed to helping us achieve our mission. See our "Employment Opportunities" page for more information.

Staff Directory

View the Department's Staff Directory or the Casework and Supervisory Staff Listing page for the telephone numbers for caseworkers and their supervisors. 

Information for Older Youth

Are you turning 18 and in placement? Are you over 18 and have aged out of the system or chosen to leave placement? Click here for important information.

Are you a youth who has left placement and needs health insurance? Click here for information about getting health insurance.

"Affordable Care Act Questions and Answers" for former foster youth click here.