Child Abuse Unit

The Child Abuse Unit of the District Attorney’s Office investigates sexual and physical crimes against children. The Unit’s Sergeant and two detectives work with all 47 different law enforcement agencies within Delaware County. The Unit works closely with Children and Youth Services (CYS) and healthcare professionals. In the past two years, the Child Abuse Unit received over 300 reports of sexual and physical abuse. If you suspect child abuse, please call 911.

For information, counseling or to make a confidential report of physical or sexual abuse, contact ChildLine at 1-800-932-0313. ChildLine is a 24-hour, seven-day a week, hotline. Click this link Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Website for Child Abuse and Neglect to visit ChildLine’s Pennsylvania website.

For more information and for helpful tips on child safety, visit the website for The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at or call 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678) 24-hours a day.