What to expect from Lehigh County OCYS

What can a Mandated Reporter expect from Lehigh County OCYS?

  

As a mandated reporter, what can I expect from Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth Services?

  • Initial Risk Assessments are completed within the first 24 hours to 3 days depending on the nature of the referral
  • Assessments are completed within 60 days of the referral
  • Assessments are made regarding immediate safety and future risk
  • Decision is made regarding the need for continued agency involvement
  • Mandated reporters are critical multi-disciplinary team members in case assessments, ongoing monitoring and documentation, and as supports for child and family