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Fact Sheet: How Policymakers Can Ensure Foster Youth Successfully Transition to Adulthood


This is the third fact sheet from Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children and Juvenile Law Center in a series focusing on Transition Age Youth. With the first two showcasing that the Commonwealth is well-positioned to strengthen policy and practice in the child welfare system for older youth, now is the time to act and ensure we […]

Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act: An Opportunity to Redefine Pennsylvania’s Child Welfare Practices – May 2019


The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act on February 9, 2018. This groundbreaking legislation reshapes child welfare funding to promote prevention services for children at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.

Report: 2019 State of Child Welfare


PPC annually compiles data for the State of Child Welfare to gauge the performance of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system in meeting the needs of the children and families the system serves. We gather comprehensive data for each of the 67 counties, including information on foster care placements, children leaving or re-entering foster care and efforts to reunify children with parents or relatives.