Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Creating an Equitable System for Families
Juvenile Law Center collaborated with Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Community Legal Services, Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Penn State Dickinson Law, and Temple Legal Aid Office to on the recently issued Report, Kinship Care in Pennsylvania: Creating an Equitable System for Families. This Report provides information on the importance of formal and informal kinship care and family connections to children and youth. It also details the state of kinship care in Pennsylvania and the need to improve the supports provided to kin through the child welfare system and in the community. The Report also provides the vital perspective of young people and kinship caregivers on their recommendations for reform. Finally, the Report includes recommendations for action that Pennsylvania can take to provide better support for kinship caregivers and to create a more equitable child welfare system.