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DHS News September 2010

pdf.gif September 2010 DHS Newsletter 

DHS initiative honored again by Harvard’s Ash Center
The Allegheny County Jail Collaborative was recently honored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as an initiative featured in the Center’s newly-created Bright Ideas program.

DHS, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Holy Family Institute receive Casey Family Programs support to improve outcomes for youth in out-of-home care 
DHS recently received $125,000 in support from Casey Family Programs to further enhance permanency outcomes for children in out-of-home placement through a new Supplemental Education Program at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG).

OBH Health Policy Specialist wins Dignity & Respect Champion 
Barbara Murock, Health Policy Specialist with the DHS Office of Behavioral Health, recently received the UPMC Dignity and Respect Champion Award for her “caring and inclusive work at a government agency.”

DHS continues outreach to veterans 
DHS continues to work with agencies that serve veterans, as well as with other community partners, to address the unique needs of servicemen and servicewomen who continue to return from Iraq and Afghanistan.

OBH staff reflect ‘highest of professional standards’ presenting at national meeting; DHS Deputy honored by Small Seeds; Disability Connection Director honored as ‘role model’; Department, DHS Director listed as point of pride for the region

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Jonathan McKain
Senior Communications Specialist
Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services
Office of Community Relations