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The PINS/Juvenile Services Unit was designed to address the need for early and effective intervention of alleged PINS youth in order to prevent out-of-home placements, court involvement and to reduce the high costs associated with detention. Local governments and courts are now required to exhaust preventive measures prior to filing PINS petitions. Chenango County has been designated as the lead agency in this endeavor.

The Juvenile Services team is comprised of representatives from Probation, Mental Health, Consolidated Children's Services Initiative (CCSI), Liberty Resources and the Department of Social Services. All agencies are involved in developing a plan to assist the child and family resolve any issue leading to a PINS petition and possible placement. For further information, please call 607.337.1523.

Chenango County

Department of Social Services
County Office Building
5 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815

Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM (Monday - Friday)
Phone: 607.337.1500
Toll Free: 877.337.1501
Fax: 607.337.1525