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2012 State of Child Welfare Report Released

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The high-profile events of the last year, combined with the recent recommendations from Pennsylvania’s Task Force on Child Protection, clearly have elevated public policy discussions about child abuse and the commonwealth’s child welfare system. … Continue reading

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Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Labor-HHS Bill

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): Last week the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the 2013 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. This bill includes the funding for most child welfare and related programs. The Senate bill includes small but important funding increases … Continue reading

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President’s Proposed Budget Spares Most Children’s Programs

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Total federal spending on children would rise 6 percent, despite a five-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending, under President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget. Children’s share of discretionary funding would rise slightly, … Continue reading

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Abused Children Deserve Advocate on State Level

Cathleen Palm February 23, 2011 http://www.centredaily.com/2011/02/23/2537721/abused-children-deserve-advocate.html   The Centre Daily Times recently suggested that the county commissioners should investigate the circumstances surrounding the removal of a 9-year-old child from her home and the filing of criminal charges against the mother. … Continue reading

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State Needs Children’s Ombudsman

See related action at http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=3398.   By CATHLEEN PALM Contributing writer Published in the Erie Times-News http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100917/OPINION08/309179993/-1/OPINION   It was heartening to read Erie Times-News reporter Ed Palattella’s column about the progress made and the challenges that remain to more … Continue reading

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Ring the Bell for Children–Support Creating a Children’s Ombudsperson for PA

From the Protect Our Children Committee (http://www.protectpachildren.org):   Please write to your Pennsylvania Representative and Senator now to urge them to create a Children’s Ombudsperson in Pennsylvania. Download a letter here.   Pennsylvania’s child welfare system impacts the safety, custody, … Continue reading

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