Pennsylvania Permanency Project

Since 2004, our work in Pennsylvania has focused on improving court and agency relationships, streamlining the legal process, and providing PA-specific training.

Project Features

Helping Counties

We've completed work in 20 counties, successfully achieving time-in-care and cost savings in each. Our work continues in 7 counties.

Data-Driven Change

Staff analyze cases, tracking how long it takes a child to achieve permanency. The project targets key skills and topics for improvement based on data review.

Focus on Skill Building

SKILLS TO ADVANCE ADVOCACY: alternatives to litigation, trial prep, concurrent planning, courtroom advocacy, child discharge, effective permanency hearings, court procedures

Tailored Topics

Topics are driven by the county. EXAMPLES: putative fathers, incarcerated parents, behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment