Adams County reportedly spent over $3 million on child abuse investigations last year, DHS reports

Based on reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Adams County CYS has spent more on child abuse investigations and general protective service assessments than other counties of similar size, despite receiving fewer total reports. In the 2022 report from the DHS, Adams County spent $3,187,274 on child abuse investigations and general protective service […]

PA Teens in Foster Care Await Outcome of ‘Permanency’ Bill

More than 5,500 children in foster care in Pennsylvania are age 14 or older, and House Bill 1866 outlines the steps county child-welfare agencies must take to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood with support from caregivers or family members. Kari King, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said it is important to […]

PA Pandemic Toll on Children Shows Progress, Racial Disparity and Recommendations

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE – The 13th annual Pennsylvania State of Child Welfare report is out. Children advocates said the 2021 pandemic numbers showed some progress and highlighted ongoing areas of concern. One major plus: The number of children and youth placed with family or trusted caregivers was the highest in five years, reaching more than 45%. Rachael […]

13th annual State of Child Welfare report

FOX56 – Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released its 13th annual State of Child Welfare report. This report raises awareness about the holes in the child welfare system and provides recommendations about how to fix them. The report found that the child welfare system is exhausted, making it difficult to adequately respond to the needs of […]