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January 3, 2024

Foster Care Providers See Liability Insurance Rates Increase

PCCYFS President/CEO Terry Clark quoted

December 13, 2023

PCCYFS Legislative Update

December 8, 2023 Another quiet week last week in terms of bill action as both chambers were not in session. However, staff worked diligently throughout the week and continued to ...

December 13, 2023

Systems in Crisis: Revamping the Juvenile Justice Workforce and Core Strategies for Improving Public Safety and Youth Outcomes

The juvenile justice system is facing unprecedented challenges, affecting every aspect of its operations and service delivery. Shortages and high turnover rates of front-line staff have become so pervasive and ...

December 4, 2023

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Funding Opportunity

As part of the Shapiro-Davis Administration’s commitment to making communities safer and reducing violence, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) today invited organizations working to address the epidemic of gun ...

December 4, 2023

Office of Children, Youth and Families Release: Policy Clarification #3680-23-02: Annual Audit

The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) Policy Clarification #3680-23-02 has been released. This policy clarification addresses the topic about whether or not the 2022-02 Introduction to DHS Audit Policy Bulletin ...

December 1, 2023

News from Philadelphia DHS re: CUAs – UPDATED 12/1

On December 1, 2023, Philadelphia DHS released the following message regarding their CUA transition. Good Afternoon – As you know, Improving Outcomes for Children’s system transformation is a critical part ...

November 21, 2023

Prevention Learning Portal

11.21.2023 Through correspondence from Robert Tomassini of the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juv. Prob. Officers and Executive Director of the Juvenile Court Judges Commission, PCCYFS learned the following information: Over ...

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 ...