DHS

Eric Johnson
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Pat Loeb
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Department of Human Services has more than 5,000 children in placement outside their homes so it's constantly urging people to become foster parents or consider adoption. The department has a persuasive new argument in the story of one man who took...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s inspector general has agreed to investigate how the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend...
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Rob Kauffman is calling on the inspector general to review how Grace Packer's case was handled.
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Tony Romeo
April 08, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two key state lawmakers are calling on Pennsylvania’s inspector general to review the way the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A couple days after the last student left the campus of what was once called “the Harvard of reform schools,” Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is revoking all 14 licenses issued to the Glen Mills Schools. In an emailed statement, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last student at what’s been called "The Harvard of Refrom Schools" is leaving on Friday. Glen Mills Schools has begun laying off staff, and they’ve also filed an appeal of the order from the state that forced all children to be removed from the Delaware County...
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Family and home.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Department of Human Services is trying a new strategy to keep families together, even after a report of abuse or neglect. DHS began struggling with excessive caseloads five years ago when it began outsourcing social work, just as Pennsylvania's child...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is ordering an emergency removal of all children currently at the Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says as their investigation into allegations of widespread abuse at the Glen Mills...
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Backlog.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
February 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Casey Caramanica agreed to adopt a newborn in 2015 so that the baby would be spared from Philadelphia's child welfare system, but she unwittingly put herself at the mercy of the system during a year and a half of delays, confused paperwork and lack of assistance or...
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Councilman David Oh.
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Pat Loeb
February 12, 2019 - 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council hearing Tuesday became a forum for parents whose children were removed by Philadelphia child welfare officials. The hearing was called by Councilman David Oh after he had a personal run-in with the system when his child was injured, and...
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