The Patriot-News (Harrisburg) published an op-ed by YSAP President Judy Happ:
Throughout the 1990s, Pennsylvania’s disadvantaged children were well served by a healthy partnership between counties and hundreds of private agencies delivering a wide range of diverse services — from day treatment and therapeutic family care to residential programs.
The system provided a healthy alternative to government-run facilities for children who needed more acute care and guidance to become productive members of our communities. Today, that system is suffering from funding cutbacks and a nightmare of red tape imposed by the Office of Children, Youth and Families in the Department of Public Welfare. Read more »