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June 29, 2021

2021-22 PA Budget Fails Children and Families with No Plan Forward

Our partners at PA Partnerships for Children crafted the following message about the 2021-2022 budget.

June 29, 2021

PA Senate Passes Kayden’s Law, Mandating Judges Put Child Safety First in Custody Judgements

A bill aimed at making a child's welfare and safety a primary concern in custody disputes passed the state Senate recently.

June 29, 2021

Can A Computer Program Save More Children From Abuse & Neglect?

The hope is that an algorithm can help predict that a child is in a dangerous situation.

June 28, 2021

Combatting Ransomware

Recently, ransomware attacks have received a great deal of national media attention.

June 28, 2021

Safe2Say Program Gives Students a Voice

Everyday, children across Pennsylvania are headed to school and instead of excitement, feel overwhelmed or scared. Experiencing bullying and struggling with mental health can take a big toll on a child. When ...

June 28, 2021

PFSA Offering Virtual Mandated Reporter Training at No Cost to Mandated Reporters

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA) continues to offer three-hour virtual trainings which are approved by the Departments of Human Services, Education, and State and meets all requirements for training on ...

June 26, 2021

FY 22-23 Needs Based Plan & Budget (NBP&B) Overview

On June 8, 2021 the PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Children, Youth & Families presented the Needs Based Plan & Budget (NBPB) Overview Training to County Children ...

June 26, 2021

PA State Funds Available to Agencies Seeking to Improve Services for Delinquent Youth Receiving Academic/Career Training

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Department of Human Services’ Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (DHS/BJJS) are announcing the availability of state funds. This is a ...

June 26, 2021

PA DHS Seeks Comments from Home and Community Based Service Providers

As you may know, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 provides a temporary 10% increase to the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for certain Medicaid expenditures for home and ...

June 26, 2021

The PA Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Final Report and Executive Summary

The PA Juvenile Justice Task Force has released theirĀ final report and executive summary of their recommendations. All reports and background information can be found here. The task force developed 35 ...