Department of Human Services issues statement on York County Children and Youth Services

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YORK, Pa.– Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas released the following statement regarding the York County Children and Youth Services licensure status:

“Yesterday, the department reinstated the York County Children and Youth Services to a full operational license. The license is effective from 11/15/2016 – 11/15/2017.

We would like to commend the York County Commissioners and York County Office of Children, Youth and Families Director Terry Clark for their diligent efforts over the past two years. In addition, the dedication of agency staff has been instrumental in building upon agency strengths while working to implement necessary practice changes.

We would also like to thank Paul DiLorenzo from Casey Family Programs, former DHS Secretary Beverly Mackereth, and the Child Welfare Resource Center for the assistance in assessing agency practice. Their support was vital to the county’s success.

DHS will continue to support York County as they continue their work to ensure that the children and families of York County are safe and given an opportunity to reach their full potential.”

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