Jefferson DeFrees Family Center

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The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center of Warren, Pennsylvania is a community-centered, family-oriented organization, which strives to promote and encourage opportunities for all to grow through interaction, education, awareness and recreation.

News & Announcements

Warren Gives 2020

From everyone at the JDFC, thank you for all your donations during Warren Gives 2020.

Touch A Truck

Unfortunately our second annual Touch A Truck has been cancelled. The tentative date for our third annual Touch A Truck is June 12, 2021.

CASA of Warren and Forest Counties

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of Warren and Forest Counties PA, a successful, growing nonprofit child advocacy organization, is looking for a Program Director to help us increase awareness of our program and raise funds to serve abused and neglected children. Our program provides staff and volunteer services for children referred by the Court of Common Pleas of the 37th District of Pennsylvania, Juvenile Division.

The CASA Program Director leads the organization and is primary liaison reporting to the CASA Advisory Board. The Program Director is also responsible for collaborating with the judicial system, Children and Youth Services, social services agencies and the National and State CASA organizations. The Program Director provides leadership, strategic vision, planning and direction for all CASA’s of Warren and Forest Counties programming. The goal is to manage and lead the organization to ensure that the mission, policies and programs provide the necessary services for the children that it serves. Our program values collaboration, communication and respect. We are looking to hire a Program Director who aligns with these values.


Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education or a related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience working with volunteers and the child welfare system, a basic knowledge of the local legal community and a working knowledge and clear understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis and other social services skills are given priority. Candidates will demonstrate strong skills in fiscal management, fundraising, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning, public relations, board development and problem solving.

Requirements (Candidates must have or be able to meet the following):

· Must submit Act 33 and 34 clearances.

· Must sign a Confidentiality/Commitment Pledge.

· Must be sworn in by one of the judges.

· Must complete volunteer training.

· Must be able to perform the essential job functions.

· Must have access to a vehicle, be willing and able to travel, and possess a valid driver’s license.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

This is an executive, full-time salaried exempt position for which a competitive salary package is being made available. Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to

All letters of interest and resumes must be submitted on or before October 21, 2019.

United Fund

Thank you to all the generous donors during our annual Warren Gives that was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Final totals have yet to be calculated. The more you give, the more match dollars go to the JDFC! 100% of donations and match dollars go directly to us! We look forward to next years event.

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Host Your Event Here

We have rooms that accommodate gatherings of various sizes and our staff will work with you to have a successful event. Our handicapped accessible facility is located in downtown Warren with a municipal parking lot available. To learn how we can help you with your next meeting or event, call Melinda Johnson, Executive Director at 723-6350.

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