Department of Human Services
A change in the way that services are being dispensed to needy children in our area has resulted in the need for more foster parents in Philadelphia.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the trial of the final three defendants charged in connection with the neglect and starvation death of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly in 2006.
Truancy is a problem in major urban areas. In Philadelphia 10,000 students, or 6% of the public school population, have 10 or more unexcused absences.
The Girls on Track program has been a positive influence on hundreds of girls since 1999.