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Berks County Children & Youth Services

NOTICE:

If you have an appointment with our office, please wear a face mask or some type of covering over your nose and mouth.

  

Departmental Operations:

The agency is open to those appearing for Court and appointments only - no walk-ins accepted at this time.  To contact us, please call 610-478-6700.

  • All Berks County Employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  County of Berks Offices are currently open only to individuals with appointments and to conduct essential business.  Essential business refers to those functions that cannot be postponed or conducted remotely.
  • If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
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Brandy Neider, MPA, CYS Administrator
 
Mission: The Mission of the Berks County Children and Youth Services is to protect children and assure their physical & emotional well-being as provided by law, and to preserve, strengthen & empower their families.
 
Images of Children 

About Department / Agency Responsibility

Berks County Children and Youth Services is assigned to protect children, up to eighteen years of age, from abuse and neglect. The staff investigate all reports of child maltreatment in Berks County. For families at risk of future abuse or neglect, services and monitoring are implemented to ensure child safety and allow the children to remain in their homes. For some cases, placement outside the family's home is warranted. When this happens, the parents participate in services to allow the children's safe return. For situations in which a safe return is not able to occur, the Berks County Children and Youth Services staff request that the Court terminate parental rights. A permanent adoptive situation is located, often within the child's family and/or community.

Mandated Reporter Request for Update Form

Please follow the instructions on how to submit the request for update that is found at the top of the form. In addition, please take note to the information at the bottom that explains what Mandated Reporters have the right to know as per the Child Protective Services Law.

 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Address: Berks County Children & Youth Services
Berks County Services Center 11th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: 610-478-6700
FAX: 610-478-6799
 

24-hour on call services for emergencies

** This e-mail address is not intended for the purpose of reports of child abuse or neglect. **

Any information regarding the abuse or neglect of a Berks County child should be reported at (610) 478-6700 OR to the state CHILDLINE office at 1-800-932-0313  

 

 Additional Links:

 
Report Child Abuse:
Call 1-800-932-0313
 
If you are a mandated reporter, go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
 
To learn more about protecting Pennsylvania's children from abuse and neglect, go to www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov
 
  
 
 
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 Agency Officers:

 
Brandy Neider, MPA
Children and Youth Services Director
 
Barbara Jakubek, MSW
Permanency Services Manager
 
Elizabeth Monick, LSW
​In-Home Services Manager

Timothy Siminski
Intake Manager
 
Sheila Arnold
Fiscal Manager