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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 9, 2023

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth, and Families Releases Special Transmittal

The Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) released the Special Transmittal related to Act 1 of 2022, also known as “Assisting Students Experiencing Education Instability”. This guidance provides information ...

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 ...

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

December 13, 2021

Southeast Updates (Week of 12/13/2021)

DHS Children with Extraordinary Medical Conditions Procedure/Policy Change: On December 13, 2021, Philadelphia DHS released a policy on informing CWO staff of their responsibilities regarding planning and case management for ...

September 29, 2021

Southeast Updates (Week of 9/27/2021)

On September 27, 2021, Philadelphia DHS released new guidance on: Required reporting by placement providers about children and youth who have been exposed to COVID-19. Who is required to be ...

August 16, 2021

PCCYFS Releases Position Paper on Raising the Minimum Wage

A new policy position statement released by the Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth & Family Services (PCCYFS) raises significant considerations about the Administration’s initiative to increase the minimum wage and ...

July 23, 2021

Philadelphia DHS Revised Human Trafficking Policy

On July 23, 2021, Philadelphia DHS released the following message and documents: The Department of Human Services has revised the Human Trafficking policy and procedure guide. Children and youth identified ...