Children & Youth Services

Butler County Children & Youth Services

We would like to welcome you to the Butler County Children and Youth Services website. Our agency is the single county authority for the investigation of child abuse and neglect for Butler County, Pennsylvania.

We strive to provide investigation and services that meet the best practice standards set by the Pennsylvania Office of Children Youth and Families as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Our interventions are governed by the:

  • Adoption and Safe Families Act
  • Child Protective Services Law
  • PA Juvenile Act

It is our primary goal to keep the children of Butler County safe within these bounds.


We thank you for your interest in our agency. We have a desire to educate our community about what we do and our guidelines of how we do it. If you should have any additional questions regarding our agency please email us at the Butler County Children and Youth Services Questions email and we will answer it as soon as possible.

For questions regarding COVID-19 please see our FAQ section

Help Families & Children in Need

If you would like to help families and children in need, please visit the Help Stop It website for further information.

Report Suspected Child Abuse

Butler County Children and Youth Services believe in the strength of the family and community to assist us in the effort to keep children safe. If you know of suspected abuse or neglect, please report it.

To make a report of suspected child abuse, visit the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Portal website or dial ChildLine at 800-932-0313.

Non-Discrimination Policy

2023 Non-Discrimination Policy (PDF)