Panel discusses fixing PA's 'broken' child welfare system

Last year, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale published an 80-page State of the Child special report that assesses the strengths and challenges of Pennsylvania’s child-welfare system.

Specifically, the report focuses on county children and youth services' caseworkers, who are on the front lines of working with children and their families.

“What I found for my ‘State of the Child’ report is appalling,” DePasquale said. “I’m talking about wholesale system breakdowns that actually prevent CYS caseworkers from protecting our children from abuse and neglect.” The special report contains seven report observations, 17 recommendations for improvement and highlights challenges that  severely impact caseworkers’ ability to do their jobs effectively.

On Monday, May 21, DePasquale will be joined by Cynthia Figueroa, commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and Dawn Holden Woods, chief executive officer of Turning Points for Children, for a panel discussion on his findings moderated by Happi Grillon, executive director of Philadelphia Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The event is sponsored by Child's World America.

May 21, 2018  at 3:00pm
Community College of Philadelphia - Bonnell Building Auditorium
1700 Garden Spring Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Tickets (Register)
$10 - CWA Members (*Promotional Code: cwa0218)
$15 - Early Registration
$20 - On-Site Registration (At the Door)

2:30p – 3:00 Registration & Networking
3:00 – 4:00  Main Presentation: Fixing Pennsylvania’s Broken Child-Welfare System
4:00 – 5:00  Community Discussion with Local Experts