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DHS Innovations

Since its creation in 1997, DHS has worked to improve the way human services are provided to the residents of Allegheny County. Highlighted below are some of the most significant DHS achievements.

The pages below may contain dated material as they were prepared for the media in advance of the G20 in Pittsburgh in March 2010.

Improved Child Welfare Practices Earn Allegheny County Status of National Model

Public-Private Partnership Keeps Allegheny County Adoptions Moving Ahead

Foundations Enable Human Services Innovations

Data Warehouse Streamlines DHS, Recognized Nationally for Innovation

Allegheny County Awarded “Oscar” As It Breaks the Cycle of Repeated Incarceration for Persons with Behavioral Health Concerns

The Allegheny County Mental Health Court Makes Sense and Saves Dollars

Former Inmates No Longer Fall Through the Cracks in Allegheny County

Three SAMHSA Grants Support Young People with Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbances

KIDS Brings Child Welfare Data Collection and Records Management into the 21st Century

Allegheny County Violence Prevention Program, One Vision One Life, Ranked Among World’s Best

Life Challenges, Between Foster Care and Adulthood, Addressed

Through Voice of Our Region, Persons with Disabilities Command Well-deserved Attention

Community Contributes Generously to Support DHS Clients

"Home Alone?" Parent’s Age-old Quandary Explored—and Answered with Questions

Allegheny County Pulls Together to Provide a Safe Haven for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

"Help in Hard Times" Web Resource

DHS Assists with Braddock, Pa. Revitalization

Allegheny County Reaches Out to Returning Veterans

Graduate Scholars Tapped by Allegheny County

Incarcerated Parents and Their Children Gain Attention