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Pennsylvania courts release video to help parents navigate the dependency process
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court today released a comprehensive video for parents whose children have been removed from their care or are under supervision of dependency court, according to Justice Max Baer. To view the article click the link below.
Celebrating a decade of helping children
This summer, the State Children’s Roundtable (SRT), supported by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts (OCFC), celebrates 10 years of helping to improve the lives of children in Pennslvania through continuous growth and improvements to the dependency system. Click the article to read more.
Pennsylvania’s dependency system celebrates 10-year milestone
HARRISBURG — Ten years ago, Pennsylvania’s State Children’s Roundtable (SRT) launched a coalition of judges, court staff and child advocates that would dramatically change the lives of Pennsylvania’s dependent children and save taxpayer dollars.
Infographic-PA children under dependency court supervision
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania court data shows that 18,339 children were under supervision of dependency court in 2014, with 45 percent of those children under court supervision for 12 months or less. To view the full article click below
Pennsylvania Courts Highlight “Normalcy” for Children in Foster Care
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer says a new educational video released today highlights the benefits of a new child welfare law giving foster youth the same opportunities to participate in “normal” activities as their friends, without the unnecessary involvement of case managers, provider agencies or the court system. To view the full article, click below.
Comfort Dogs Have Dramatic Impact in Dependency Court
HARRISBURG — Approximately one-third of Pennsylvania’s 60 judicial districts report that they either use comfort dogs in dependency court or are implementing a program to use them. The impact can be dramatic on the children they serve, according to judges and other judiciary personnel interviewed for a new educational video on comfort dogs. The video is produced by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts (OCFC), a unit of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). Please click file below for the entire article.
Kinship Foster Care Parents on the Rise in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG—Since 2012, 24 percent more children have been placed in “kinship” foster care, according to 2014 data collected by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts (OCFC), a unit of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC). Please click file below for the entire article.
New Court Website Feature Provides Detailed Look at Child Dependency Cases – Case Data to Aid in Improving Care for Abused, Neglected Children
HARRISBURG—The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania today unveiled an interactive website feature that, for the first time, will give the public as well as judges and child care professionals a comprehensive look at the demographics of the state’s abused and neglected children under court supervision.
PA Supreme Court Sponsors Family Group Decision Making Conference
A Court’s Initiative is Improving Lives of Dependent Children