|Lackawanna County Children and Youth Services
This social service agency was established to protect the safety and welfare of children. It provides several services to assist both the child and his/her family when crisis and turmoil might result in the abuse or the neglect of their children. The services available begin with a family assessment, the development of a contract with the family, as well as referral to other agencies, protective services that monitor family functioning, pre-natal care, adoption and foster care services, emergency placement,homemaker and aide services and the investigation of child abuse. After hours services are also available through the auspices of an emergency response team.