Children and Youth Services

UPDATE: Adams County Children and Youth will be operating as usual.

All mandated reporters are asked to report neglect and/or abuse via when able.
Important: For non-emergencies please email:
Note: All non-emergency emails will be responded to the next business day.
Report Child Abuse or Neglect call 1-800-932-0313  
Call Emergency Services at 911
About Us
It is the mission of Adams County Children & Youth Services to provide a work environment that is educational, responsive, efficient, and safe for our staff, so we can deliver high quality services to ensure that each child and youth in Adams County has a safe and permanent family. We are responsible under Pennsylvania Public Law to receive and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provide for the temporary care of children not able to safely remain with their own families and develop community-wide social service programs that promote family stability.  The Agency endeavors to be responsive to the changing health and welfare needs of all families by encouraging the development of programs that reduce dependency and strengthen family life.  We are guided by many laws, regulations and policies as well as principles and values to help us achieve our mission.  Our mission helps us to ensure that we are:
  • Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect
  • Enhancing the family’s capacity to meet the child/ youth’s well-being, including physical, emotional, behavioral and educational needs
  • Strengthening families to successfully sustain positive changes that lead to safe, nurturing and healthy environments
  • Securing a permanent living arrangement in a timely manner that supports stability, if children and youth cannot reside with their biological caregivers
  • Ensuring skilled and responsive child welfare professionals, who perform with a shared sense of accountability for best practice and positive outcomes


Contact Information: 

Sarah Finkey, Administrator

​County of Adams
Children & Youth Services
525 Boyds School Road
Suite 100
Gettysburg, PA 17325​
Phone:​ 717-337-0110
Fax:​ 717-337-0616
​8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

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