In an op-ed published in the Harrisburg Patriot-News (June 4, 2013), YSAP president Craig Adamson praises the recent state court ruling as a victory for for children and youth in Pennsylvania:
After suffering at the hands of this illegal process for five years, Pennsylvania’s disadvantaged children have a clear road ahead. They can once again benefit from a healthy partnership between counties and hundreds of private agencies delivering a wide range of services—from day treatment and therapeutic family care to residential programs.
As Pennsylvania law mandates, county agencies should be free to make their own choices based on local needs. This system ensures reasonable rates through healthy competition. If counties have concerns about a provider’s rates or approach, they simply choose another provider.
UPDATE: This op-ed was published in the York Dispatch on June 11, 2013.