Annual State of Child Welfare Report Shows Uncertainty for Children, Families and Child Welfare System Amid Pandemic

Decreases in Child Protective Services Reports and Children Served in the Foster Care System Are 2020 Data and Do Not Reflect System Improvements In an effort to improve Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, the 12th annual State of Child Welfare report released by today by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children raises concerns about the need to strengthen […]

New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee

A new state action plan taking effect this month aims to keep more at-risk children in their homes and communities, reducing the need for foster and group home placements. The plan is required under the federal Family First Prevention Services Act, a piece of legislation authorized under a February 2018 bipartisan budget deal that ended a government shutdown, and […]

Don’t double down on failed system of mandatory child abuse reporting: Opinion

Just as we finally may be coming to grips with the racial bias that permeates every aspect of American life, and how that harms families of color, along come some federal auditors proposing to double down on a system that wreaks havoc on thousands of children who are overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately nonwhite.

Press Release: 2020 State of Child Welfare Outlines Approaches for Protecting Children and Promoting Stable Families in PA

Right now, children and youth face unique challenges, but we cannot ignore those that existed before the pandemic. We hope this report spurs advancements in policy, legislative and fiscal reform to better support outcomes for children and families involved with the system.