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DHS News August 2013

Performance Based Contracting
Eighteen of the largest providers of child welfare out-of-home care are involved in the pilot year of Performance Based Contracting, a CYF contract process designed to not only achieve financial efficiencies but improve outcomes for children.

Marina Duane, Scholar in Local Government for 2013
Marina, the newest Scholar in Local Government, primarily works in the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol.

Alta Moquette, Fellow in Local Government
Alta, the first Fellow in Local Government, works in the Bureau of Homeless Services. 

Summit Reaches Out To Youth Through Poetry and Music  
Members of the Department of Human Services Executive Office, Human Services Administration Organization, and System Improvement Through Youth came together recently to organize the fourth Youth Summit.

Thanks to the Pirates, Many DHS-Served Consumers Can Cheer on Their Buccos  
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ generous donation of game tickets has meant DHS consumers have gotten the chance to participate in the Bucs winning season.

The Holiday Project Starts a New Season with a Generous Donation  
The Holiday Project has benefited from a gift of more than 1,000 books that will be distributed during this year’s Holiday Project Workshop.  

Kudos: Terri Reighard and Shauna Hines-Lucadamo
Terri and Shauna recently received praise from administrators at the Philadelphia County Department of Human Services, where the pair trained staff on CANS and FAST assessment tools.

CYF Caseworker Earns Praise  
Caseworker Jamie Weaver’s extra effort and pleasant demeanor earn praise from a consumer.


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