Pennsylvania court officials say the number of abused and neglected children living in foster homes is declining because of stepped-up efforts to put them in safe, permanent homes.
The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts said Thursday that there are now about 14,000 foster children, compared to 21,000 six years ago.
State Supreme Court Justice Max Baer, who is spearheading efforts to improve the system, says judges and child-welfare workers are collaborating on the effort to reduce the number of children in foster care.
More than 400 court and child welfare officials gathered this week for the Children's Roundtable Summit in western Pennsylvania to hear from national experts as well as children and family members formerly in the child welfare system.
Monday March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
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Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
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Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
Deadline for applications March 10th
Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm