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OCYF Updates Regulatory Phase Specific Guidance

The Office of Children, Youth & Families (OCYF) has provided an updated set of operations guidances based upon Governor Wolf’s three phase reopening standards for Pennsylvania. These temporary regulatory adaptations will exist as long as the declaration stands in place and any changes to these temporary regulations will be provided by DHS/OCYF.

The purpose of this guidance is to ensure child welfare service providers have a shared understanding of expectations for how services will shift and resume as counties transition from one phase to another. As always, all service delivery and decisions shall prioritize child and youth safety.

Please carefully review these color phase specific outlines that will provide directives on operational considerations, focusing on visitation, training, transportation, and other critical areas. If you have questions, concerns, or feedback please contact RCPA Children’s Division Director Jim Sharp.