To improve performance of Pennsylvania's child welfare system, Eugene DePasquale, the commonwealth’s Auditor General, made 28 recommendations, targeting the legislature; the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services' (DHS) Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF); county children and youth services (CYS) units; the state police; and to a small extent, private provider organizations. The auditor’s top five recommendations, in terms of making the largest impact to improve operations, were as follows: Where possible the OCYF should reduce the amount of unnecessary mandated data that must be entered for each case. OCYF should continue changes . . .
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