Project PA: Experts Discuss Importance of Permanency Toolkit

Brian Sheehan, CBS21 •

Professionals we spoke with tell us this concerns them, because those numbers haven’t improved in decades. When it comes to permanency in foster care, Cathy Moffa and Marcia Hopkins with Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia say we're missing the mark nationwide.

"I think for me as a professional, I'm getting tired of hearing the same statistics over and over,” Hopkins said.

"There are tools in place that can help this process, they just don't seem to be utilized. So, the planning should start as soon as a young person enters into care. They're supposed to be talked to about what would work for them, but they're not,” Moffa said.

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