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November 3, 2022

Crushing Caseloads and Low Wages Drive Out Foster Care Workers, But Children Pay the Price

Advocates say chronic turnover must be addressed or the system will continue to fail children and families.

September 22, 2022

PCCYFS Issues Funding Proposal for a More Sustainable Child Welfare System

Press Release

August 5, 2022

Missing kids, illicit activity: Staff warn of chaos at Philly DHS office that houses stranded kids

It's a symptom of a broader crisis in the child-welfare and juvenile-justice systems that has kids with complex needs stuck in offices, hospital emergency rooms, and juvenile detention centers.

May 16, 2022

Child and Family Providers Request $94M to Address Staff Shortage

Friday, May 13, 2022 – Emily Scott Advocates for juvenile-justice and child-welfare providers in Pennsylvania want the General Assembly to approve one-time funding to boost staff recruitment and retention to ...

April 11, 2022


Election results are in!

April 6, 2022

Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to limit damage awards to kids injured in the child welfare system

PCCYFS President/CEO Terry Clark quoted

March 14, 2022

PCCYFS REPORT: 2022 Public Policy Priorities

PCCYFS Announces Public Policy Priorities for Children & Youth Service Providers

March 11, 2022

Behavioral Health Orgs: $12 Wage a Challenge Without Funding Boost

PCCYFS Vice President, Legal & Public Affairs, Samea Kim Quoted

January 28, 2022

Governor Makes Commitment to Raise Minimum Wage

Governor Tom Wolf announced on January 25, 2022 his commitment to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by January 31, 2022 for commonwealth employees.

December 13, 2021

PCCYFS Press Release: PCCYFS Requests One-Time Payments to Support Growing Mental Health Needs of Children & Youth

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, and Family Services (PCCYFS) submitted a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf requesting a one-time appropriation to mental health providers using American Rescue Plan ...