Office of Children and Families, City of Philadelphia Year in Review 2020 [Pennsylvania].
Philadelphia (Pa.). Office of Children and Families.
Annual Report State Resource Technical Report
Published: March 2021
Philadelphia Office of Children and Families
1515 Arch Street 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215) 683-6012
This report describes the activities and accomplishments of the Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families (OCF) in 2020. It begins by outlining the functions, departments and programs, and priorities of OCF. It then explains how OCF immediately adapted and organized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support children, families, adults, and communities. Statistics are shared that indicate: 2,900 children and youth enrolled in summer 2020 Out of School Time; 6,110 youth participated in summer 2020 WorkReady; more than two million meals were provided for children through summer meals; 6,685 children from 2,935 families were served by DHS diversion programs; there were 23% fewer open cases with DHS compared to 2016; 85% of children in foster care lived within 10 miles of their home; there was a 50% decrease in dependent congregate care since 2016 and an 83% decrease in delinquent congregate care; and over 650 youth at risk for dependent or delinquent DHS involvement were referred to Intensive Prevention Services and nearly 3 in 5 enrolled in services. Efforts to coordinate services are highlighted, as well as ways OCF is supporting communities.
Pennsylvania; Child welfare services; Adoption services; Foster care; Child protective services; Youth services; Statistics; State disaster response