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

Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Creating an Equitable System for Families – February 2021


Family connections that help children and youth thrive, provide identity and security, and tie them to culture and traditions are necessary for the heathy development of every child. This report makes recommendations for ensuring that when children or youth must be removed from the home, they remain with kin — family or friends they know […]

Report: 2020 State of Child Welfare: Protecting Children and Promoting Stable Families in PA


In an effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, our 11th annual State of Child Welfare – a five-year analysis of how Pennsylvania fares with practices around child safety, placement and permanency – outlines policy recommendations aimed at improving the system and includes county-level data and statewide and geographic trends. In addition, this year’s report analyzes racial disparity and disproportionality across the child population.

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.