Houtzdale, PA – Staff at the prison in Houtzdale collected 143 sets of pajamas for kids in the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County and for Clearfield County Children and Youth Services.

District Attorney William Shaw, Jr. thanked the donors. He says these pajamas will especially help kids in the foster care system who oftentimes do not have personal items like pajamas.


Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced receipt of donations to the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County (CAC-CC) and Clearfield County Children, Youth, and Family Services.

Shaw reported that SCI Houtzdale staff participated in a Pajama Drive for the CAC-CC and Clearfield County Children, Youth, and Family Services as a way to give back to the community.

In total 143 pairs of pajamas were donated to these organizations.

Shaw thanked the staff of SCI Houtzdale for participating in this drive and providing these pajamas to these two organizations.  Shaw said these donations will be available to children in Clearfield County who do not have pajamas or are in need of additional pajamas.  Shaw explained that when children come into care many children do not have personal items such as pajamas and these donations will provide comfort to the children who receive them.

Shaw reported the CAC-CC would not be possible without the collaboration and support of the Clearfield County Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) and community members.  Shaw stated the Clearfield County MDIT is comprised of representatives from local law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Children, Youth, and Family Services, CenClear, Victim Services Providers, and a medical expert.

Anyone with knowledge or information about a crime is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime”.

Left to Right:  William A. Shaw, Jr., Clearfield County District Attorney; Mary Tatum, CAC-CC Director; Crystal Vicklund, CYS Case Worker; Bobbi Jo Salamon, Deputy Superintendent; Michelle Grube, Personnel Director; Karen Twigg, Training Coordinator; Cheryl Walstrom, Inmate Records Supervisor; Leann Davis, Budget Analyst; Barry Smith, Superintendent