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November 13, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

October 27, 2023 This week the Senate’s work centralized primarily on Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Senator Ryan Aument. This bill is being called by opponents as a “book ban” ...

November 9, 2023

High turnover in County Children and Youth Agencies is directly impacting families in the system

Staffing within the child welfare system can have direct impacts on the children and families within it.

November 6, 2023

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Pennsylvania Department of Education created an Equitable Practices Hub. This Hub covers the following: What is Equity? Pillars of Practice Spheres of Practice Resources for Educators Spheres that should ...

November 6, 2023

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Grant Opportunity

The following Grant Opportunities are now open in PCCD’s Egrants System: Funding Announcement Title: 22-23 Byrne SCIP Local SolicitationPlan Year:2023Release Date:10/31/2023Due Date:12/20/2023Concept Papers Required:NoCompetitive/Noncompetitive:CompetitiveAmount Announced:$3,524,428.00 To view the details regarding this ...

November 3, 2023

US Department of Labor Publishes Overtime Proposed Rule – Updated with PCCYFS Comments (11.3.2023)

11/3/2023 UPDATE: PCCYFS has submitted its public comments to DOL on November 3, 2023. Read the PCCYFS comments here. The US Department of Labor (DOL) has published in the Federal Register ...

October 24, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

October 23, 2023 This week the House and Senate convened to for session to, once again, finalize portions of the state budget and address moving the presidential primary date for ...

October 18, 2023

2024 Pennsylvania Permanency Conference Call for Proposals

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families; the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network; and Independent Living Services are pleased to announce that the 2024 Pennsylvania ...

October 5, 2023

Separate Standards for Kinship Foster Homes vs Non-relative Foster Homes – Rules Released by the Administration for Children & Families

On September 27, 2023, the Biden-Harris administration, through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), released three new rules that will have an impact on child welfare across America. See ...

October 4, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Updates

September 29, 2023 Last week the House reconvened in session and left without the consideration of budget elements to free up over a billion dollars in state funding that is ...

October 4, 2023

Office of Children, Youth and Families Bulletin #3130-23-01/3140-23-01 Title IV-E Manual: Chapter 4 – Subsidized Permanent Legal Custodianship Policy

The Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) released Bulletin 3130-23-01/3140-23-05, titled “Title IV-E Manual: Chapter 4 – Subsidized Permanent Legal Custodianship (SPLC) Policy.” This bulletin updates the Permanent Legal ...