Children & Youth Services


Charles L. Johns, Director
Second Floor, County Government Center
124 West Diamond Street
P.O. Box 1208
Butler, PA 16003
Message from the Director

Vision Statement
Butler is a safe and thriving place to live and work, where individuals and families reach their highest possible potential and are educated, productive, self-sufficient, and vested members of the community.
Mission Statement
The Butler County Children and Youth Agency serves the community by investigating child abuse and neglect allegations and assessing the risk and safety of children as mandated by federal and state laws. Our goal is to preserve the family unit and provide timely permanence for children by collaborating with natural supports and community resources.
Professionalism: Accountable for continued learning, flexible to grow and change, capable to implement best practice.
Respect: Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Integrity: The embodiment of a positive belief system including being trustworthy, honest, and genuine.
Dedicated to Collaboration: Working in partnership with families, colleagues, and community to reach a common goal.
Empathy: Ability to comprehend and understand what people are feeling and what they are going through.