June 21, 2011 |

Town Meeting for input on children, youth, in county

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and Juvenile Court will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Liberty Conference Room of the Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

The purpose of this town meeting is to hear recommendations from county residents about how to best coordinate services for children and youth in Allegheny County. Comments will be taken into account in the development of the 2012-2013 Integrated Children's Services Plan and the Needs-Based Plan and Budget that will be presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Both plans include comprehensive strategies to coordinate children's services provided by DHS and/or Juvenile Court. Services include those for families, children, youth and young adults active in child welfare and/or Juvenile Court. The plans also include services for children, youth and young adults with mental health concerns, intellectual disability/mental retardation, and substance addictive disease, as well as those related to child welfare and juvenile probation.

Attendees will have an opportunity to talk directly with DHS Director Marc Cherna, Juvenile Probation staff and the administrators of the DHS offices that oversee the services.

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