The mission of the Venango County Children and Youth Services is simply:
Families First-Safety Always
The Venango County Children and Youth Service is the local public child welfare agency. Every county in Pennsylvania has a similar agency. Children and Youth is a state-mandated program that is administered locally by the County Commissioners. There are some administrative differences from county to county. Jurisdiction is determined by where the incident occurs. All of the Children and Youth agencies assist one another in reaching families to assure the safety and welfare of children and families.
Venango County Children and Youth Service is located in the Human Services Complex at 1 Dale Avenue. in Franklin, PA, phone 814 432-9743. Caseworkers travel throughout the county to visit families. Our normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30; however, the agency provides 24-hour coverage for emergencies via the Venango County Protective Service Unit, which can be accessed by calling 814 676-4545.
The staff at Venango County Children and Youth consists of the Director, Casework Manager, three casework supervisors, a program specialist for foster care, 17 caseworkers and six fiscal and administrative support staff. The Agency is also host to a Regional Training Center of the Competency Based Training Program, the educational arm of the State Office of Children Youth and Families. The entire staff is certified by the State Civil Service Commission. The professional staff is certified by the state specifically in Child Welfare practice.
Venango County Children and Youth Service is committed to working in a collaborative partnership with our communities. We welcome, encourage and embrace participation by school and agency staff in our Advisory Board, our Multidisciplinary Team and our daily operations. Nearly every school district and several agencies are currently represented on these boards.
The BLUE RIBBON is the symbol for Child Abuse Prevention. Each April is Child Abuse Prevention Month though we hope this effort, awareness and commitment prevails every day throughout the year. Please call if at anytime you have questions, concerns, complaints and suggestions………WE ARE ALL IN THE QUEST TOGETHER!
IF YOU WISH FURTHER DETAIL OR CLARIFICATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE AGENCY. THE VENANGO COUNTY CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO DO IN-SERVICE WORKSHOPS. PLEASE CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.