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Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction State government of Pennsylvania
Annual budget $20,020,564 (FY 2010)[1]
Agency executive Gary D. Alexander, Acting Secretary
Website http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is a cabinet-level state agency in Pennsylvania.[2] The agency, based in the Health and Welfare Building in Harrisburg,[3] provides public welfare programs and services. These services include eligibility and benefits determination, foster care, juvenile justice, early childhood development, services for persons with developmental disabilities, autism services, long term living programs, management of state psychiatric hospitals, and management of the Medical Assistance physical and behavioral health care programs. The Department consists of Executive Offices and seven Program Offices that include:

  • Office of Child Development and Early Learning
  • Office of Children, Youth and Families
  • Office of Developmental Programs
  • Office of Income Maintenance
  • Office of Long Term Living
  • Office of Medical Assistance Programs
  • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Juvenile corrections

The agency operates the juvenile corrections facilities of the state.[4]

Directly operated:

  • Loysville Youth Development Center (LYDC)[5]
  • New Castle Youth Development Center (NCYDC)[6]
  • North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU) - On the grounds of Danville State Hospital[7]

Under contract:

  • Cresson Secure Treatment Unit (CSTU) - Operated by Justice Resource Institute (JRI)[8]

See also

Pennsylvania portal
Criminal justice portal

References

External links

  • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
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