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Message ID: 8548
Date: 2015-04-29

Author:Debra Schilling Wolfe

Subject:Re: youth aging out of foster care in PA

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children out of Harrisburg was instrumental in the passage of Fostering Connections in Pennsylvania. Todd Lloyd was their child welfare director, and he recently left to go to Jim Casey. PPC may be tracking the data you seek. I agree that Cathy Utz, Deputy Secretary of Human Services at the state level would be a good contact for your request. However, Pennsylvania is in the midst of implement 24 new child welfare laws that went into effect January 1st as the result of the Sandusky case and they are overwhelmed with this mandate so actually getting data from the state might prove a challenge at the present time. We would be very interested in your research as we are currently working on an initiative around foster youth and college attendance/success in Pennsylvania. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children ­ Preserving Dreams *** REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! *** One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare returns to Philadelphia June 10-12, 2015 www.onechildmanyhands.org On 4/12/15, 8:21 PM, "Julie Lewellyn" wrote: >Hi, > > In July 2012, Pennsylvania passed the Fostering Connections to Success >Act which allows youth who age out of foster care to return to care up >until the age of 21. Neither the Department of Human Services nor the >Administration of Pennsylvania Courts has collected any data on the >number of youth who have taken advantage of this opportunity. For my >doctoral dissertation, I am researching this topic and am trying to find >out approximately how many youth in PA have returned to foster care >after aging out. I will also be examining their reasons for returning to >care and their experiences with the re-entry process. Does anyone have >any suggestions on who to contact to collect this data and the best way >to go about requesting this information? Also, does anyone have any >suggestions on how to make contact with some of these youth to interview >them about their experiences with the re-entry process? Thanks in >advance for your help! > >Julie Lewellyn >

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children out of Harrisburg was instrumental in the passage of Fostering Connections in Pennsylvania. Todd Lloyd was their child welfare director, and he recently left to go to Jim Casey. PPC may be tracking the data you seek. I agree that Cathy Utz, Deputy Secretary of Human Services at the state level would be a good contact for your request. However, Pennsylvania is in the midst of implement 24 new child welfare laws that went into effect January 1st as the result of the Sandusky case and they are overwhelmed with this mandate so actually getting data from the state might prove a challenge at the present time. We would be very interested in your research as we are currently working on an initiative around foster youth and college attendance/success in Pennsylvania. Debra Schilling Wolfe Executive Director Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research University of Pennsylvania 3815 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.573.5442 www.fieldcenteratpenn.org Protecting Children ­ Preserving Dreams *** REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! *** One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare returns to Philadelphia June 10-12, 2015 www.onechildmanyhands.org On 4/12/15, 8:21 PM, "Julie Lewellyn" wrote: >Hi, > > In July 2012, Pennsylvania passed the Fostering Connections to Success >Act which allows youth who age out of foster care to return to care up >until the age of 21. Neither the Department of Human Services nor the >Administration of Pennsylvania Courts has collected any data on the >number of youth who have taken advantage of this opportunity. For my >doctoral dissertation, I am researching this topic and am trying to find >out approximately how many youth in PA have returned to foster care >after aging out. I will also be examining their reasons for returning to >care and their experiences with the re-entry process. Does anyone have >any suggestions on who to contact to collect this data and the best way >to go about requesting this information? Also, does anyone have any >suggestions on how to make contact with some of these youth to interview >them about their experiences with the re-entry process? Thanks in >advance for your help! > >Julie Lewellyn >