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Office of Children & Youth




Lana Rees


Our Vision:  Erie County is a community where children thrive because they are safe, loved and given opportunities to succeed.

Our Mission: Keeping children safe and respectfully engage families by using community-based services and support in order to assist families to successfully care for their children.  Our focus is the safety, permanency and well-being of all children and youth.

When You Should Contact Us

  • To make a good faith report of suspected physical and/or sexual abuse or severe neglect

 For information on child abuse/neglect, and how to report click here.


How to Contact Us

  • Switchboard:  814-451-6600
  • Toll Free:  1-800-352-0026 ext. 6600
  • After Hours Emergencies (incl. weekends & holidays):  814-451-1503
  • TDD:  814-451-6556
  • Fax:  814-451-6555



154 West Ninth Street
Erie, PA  16501-1303


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Other Components of the Office of Children & Youth

Erie County Courthouse - 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501 - (814) 451-6000 - TDD Phone: (814) 451-6237 - Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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