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Family First 5-Year Plan
Status: Submitted for approval
Pennsylvania has long held prevention programming as a priority and a critical component of the child welfare service array. After engaging with stakeholders and system partners, Pennsylvania decided to opt into the Title IV-E Prevention Program under Family First to further solidify Pennsylvania’s commitment, support, and advocacy of prevention services. While the foster care placement prevention efforts are the focal point of Family First, the opportunities afforded by Family First will be used as a catalyst for Pennsylvania’s broader vision for prevention by building upon existing efforts and expanding the array of community-based programs and services available to families.
Download the submitted plan (PDF)
Resources to Keep Kids Safe
There are many prevention strategies available to help ensure that Pennsylvania children — and all children — are protected from harm. Below are resources to support families and decrease harm to children in the commonwealth.