This document was released on September 15, 2015 by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services (PCCYFS) sued the state to force the Department of Human Services to release funds for child welfare and juvenile justice services. Since July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania has been without a signed budget. During this period, DHS has lacked authority to pay certain contractors, such as those that provide child welfare and juvenile justice services. PCCYF represents more than 100 provider organizations with contracts to deliver child welfare and juvenile justice services for Pennsylvania children. Up to 80 . . .