Services
The primary role of DHS is to protect children who are alleged to have been abused or neglected and to ensure their safety from immediate threats and impending dangers. The Children and Youth Division (CYD) provides child and family-centered services to nearly 20,000 children ...
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Approximately 3,000 children come into out-of-home care in Philadelphia each year. Many of these children are placed in temporary foster care while the family and social workers work together to build upon a family’s existing strengths, address concerns, and when at all ...
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The Department of Human Services (DHS), through its Division of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS), is responsible for operating the county juvenile detention center, developing the county’s budget for delinquency services, contracting with private providers for treatment services and receiving ...
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The Division of Community Based Prevention Services (DCBPS) is committed to providing the social supports that strengthen at-risk families and allow them to thrive in their own communities. DCBPS recognizes that child abuse, neglect and delinquency are most often ...
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PMA became a division in January 2009 and we are charged with developing a system by which DHS can monitor service delivery to the children and families entrusted to its care. We are divided in five separate but interrelated units...
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