Report: Kids of color not treated equitably in Pa.’s welfare system

A new report by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children says kids of color are not treated equitably in the state’s child welfare systems. The non-profit, bipartisan group says it used data from state and county welfare systems. The report stated that in 2022 Pennsylvania had more than 39,000 reports of child abuse and neglect, with 12.8% […]

State Of Child Welfare Report Highlights Stresses Placed on Pennsylvania’s Under-Resourced Child Welfare System

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children released its 13th annual State of Child Welfare report, highlighting several gaps in the child welfare system as well as recommendations on how it can be strengthened. The report features critical data on abuse and neglect, the foster care system, removal reasons, congregate care reduction, transition age youth, and racial disparity […]

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.