The State of Child Welfare 2014
The "2014 State of Child Welfare" report finds Pennsylvania has experienced several positive trends in the past five years as it works to improve its child welfare system, but more work remains. As the commonwealth enacts new laws to better protect our kids, our child welfare system needs to be in a position to effectively handle the potential increase of children and families that need help. The family-focused child welfare strategies that Pennsylvania has been using in recent years are working, and we need to build on them.
PPC issued its first annual "State of Child Welfare" report in 2009 as a way to educate and monitor, through the use of data, how well Pennsylvania's child welfare system is performing in meeting the needs of children and families impacted by the system. In past years, the report compared data from one year to the next, but this year's report provides a five-year perspective on the performance of the child welfare system to better monitor long-term progress towards the goal of providing safe, stable and permanent families for all children in Pennsylvania.
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State-level Data Tables