Philadelphia Department Of Human Services Faces Heavy Criticism Over Child Abuse, Custody BattlesFamilies and social workers packed Philadelphia City Council Chambers on Tuesday and concerns about the reporting of child abuse and custody battles were front and center.
Officials Plead For Help As City Is In Desperate Need Of Foster ParentsThe department has struggled to improve safety and conditions for children in the system, and DHS Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa says, she has a request for Philadelphians.
City Ends Controversial Practice Of Charging Child Support For Incarcerated YouthThe surprise change came just before a City Council hearing on the practice.
Mayor Kenney To Name Human Services CommissionerMore than six months after taking office, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has finally completed his cabinet.
A Downgraded License Is Among The Challenges New Commissioner Of Human Services Will FaceThe number of children in care rose by 50 percent, overloading CUA caseworkers leading to high turnover and more strain on the system.
Phila Child Welfare System Faces Crucial TestPhiladelphia's Department of Human Services faces a crucial test on Monday in its effort to get its full state license restored.
3 Months Into Kenney Administration, Still No Commissioners In 3 Key DepartmentsJim Kenney has been mayor of Philadelphia for three months, but he has yet to choose a Fire Commissioner.
Praise For New Diversionary Program for Phila. SchoolkidsIn its first year, the program has cut the number of child arrests in half. Jovon Scere is grateful for how the program helped her daughter, Jahnira Scere-Jones.
Montgomery County Daycare Shut Down After Death Of Baby GirlState officials have shut down a Montgomery County daycare following the death of a five-month-old girl who was in the care of school staff.
City CouncilHears of Rocky Results In DHS Outsourcing Of Child Welfare CasesPhiladelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.
Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway TowerNearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.
Mom in SEPTA Bus Video Indicates Daughter May Be In Protective CustodyThe video posted last Thursday has drawn critical comments by those outraged at the sight of the little girl trying to hold her mother's head up as the woman folds into an intermittent stupor.
Facility Opens In Philadelphia To Help Sex Crime Victims CopeThe new facility in Hunting Park combines agencies that deal with the aftermath of sex crimes.
DHS Increasing Efforts To Help Teens Find Longterm HomesThe Department of Human Services in Philadelphia is boosting its efforts to help get teenagers out of group homes and institutions, and into long term foster care.
Department Of Human Services Releases Annual Report, Update On Initiative For ChildrenThe Department of Human Services released its annual report this week. DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose sat down with KYW Newsradio to discuss changes at the agency over the past year.