By Subject: Child Welfare | Early Learning | Health Care | K-12 Education

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. 

Fact Sheet: Fostering Successful Youth Transitions in Pennsylvania: Laying the Groundwork for Positive Change – January 2019


Fostering Successful Youth Transitions shows how young people fare from foster care to adulthood, as confirmed by recently released data by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

2015 State of Child Welfare

The 2015 State of Child Welfare report shows Pennsylvania continues to make progress in placing children into family-type foster care settings instead of relying on “congregate care” settings such as institutions or group homes. Research shows family-based foster care is more beneficial to a child’s long-term development and well-being. Data for each of Pennsylvania’s 67 […]

Report: 2018 State of Child Welfare

PPC annually compiles State of Child Welfare data 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.