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Child Welfare

January 27, 2023

OCYF Announces Changes to Fatality/Near Fatality Process

On January 27, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Children, Youth & Families (OCYF) released the following announcement outlining changes to the Act 33 process, effective February 1: ...

January 24, 2023

Office of Children, Youth and Families Request for Review/Comment: DRAFT Bulletin 3140-23-01, Child Welfare TANF Services – Policies and Procedures Manual

Attached for your review and comment is the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) DRAFT Bulletin 3140-23-01: Child Welfare TANF Services-Policies and Procedures Manual. The updated bulletin aligns with ...

January 5, 2023

Office of Children, Youth and Families Announcement: Act 118 of 2022

Act 118 of 2022, signed by Governor Wolf on November 3, 2022, amends Title 67 (Public Welfare) and Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to include provisions relating to family ...

December 19, 2022

Office of Children, Youth and Families Bulletin 3140-23-04: Fiscal Year 2022-23 Act 148 Invoicing & Medicaid Invoicing Procedures for County Child Welfare Services

Below please find the Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) Bulletin 3140-23-04, titled “Fiscal Year 2022-23 Act 148 Invoicing & Medicaid Invoicing Procedures for County Child Welfare Services”. The ...

December 13, 2022

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth and Families Acting Deputy Secretary Announced

December 13, 2022 The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) announced that Natalie Bates will be stepping into the role of Acting Deputy ...

December 9, 2022

Philadelphia Child Welfare Workforce Task Force Issues Report

PCCYFS convened the Philadelphia Child Welfare Workforce Task Force to discuss challenges, findings, and recommendations to alleviate the workforce challenges that have frustrated Philadelphia’s child welfare providers and system. The ...

December 7, 2022

Act 1 of 2022 – Assisting Students Experiencing Education Instability

Act 1 of 2022, Assisting Students Experiencing Education Instability, promotes timely high school graduation and facilitates equal access to academics and extracurricular activities and the removal of systemic barriers for ...

October 24, 2022

Free Trauma Training for Child Welfare Professionals

The Office of Children, Youth and Families in addition to the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Partnered with PA Care Partnership

September 22, 2022

PCCYFS Issues Funding Proposal for a More Sustainable Child Welfare System

Press Release

September 7, 2022

Department of Human Services Releases 2021 Child Protective Services Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Human Services (DHS) today announced the release of the 2021 Annual Child Protective Services Report, which includes statewide and county-level data relevant to the child welfare system. DHS also ...