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PCCYFS Promotes Importance of Children’s Cabinet, Service Coordination in Priorities for Shapiro Administration

PCCYFS submits recommendations

(HARRISBURG, PA) As the premier statewide association for children’s services in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth, & Family Services (PCCYFS) shared their platform of priorities for the Shapiro Administration and the Governor-elect’s transition team. The Transition Team is tasked with identifying the strategies to achieve the priorities as outlined by the Shapiro-Davis Administration.

“Foremost, we want to congratulate Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-elect Austin Davis.” said PCCYFS President and CEO, Terry L. Clark. “PCCYFS has a long and successful history of working alongside our state government partners to ensure that Pennsylvania’s children and families receive the best possible services and supports available to them. We share in this Administration’s commitment to a safer tomorrow for Pennsylvania’s children. Given this commitment, PCCYFS shared our priorities for ensuring that our safety net of child welfare, juvenile justice, and children’s behavioral health providers are best positioned to achieve the goals set forth by the next Administration.”

The association highlighted the importance of a children’s cabinet as their core recommendation, but also emphasized the need for a renewed review of the state funding process for child welfare, juvenile justice, and children’s behavioral health services; greater coordination in state monitoring efforts; and improved attention to the juvenile justice bed capacity crisis.

Read the PCCYFS recommendations for a Children’s Cabinet here.

Read more about the PCCYFS policy platform for the Shapiro-Davis Transition Team here.