Overview

The Pennsylvania Permanency Practice Initiative (PPI), commissioned by the State Roundtable in June 2007, forms the practice change foundation for Pennsylvania's Dependency System.

As of October, 2015, thirty-seven (37) Pennsylvania counties are participating in the PPI. The thirty-seven (37) PPI counties are comprised of five Phases: Phase One in 2008;  Phase Two in 2009;  Phase 3 in 2010, Phase 4 in 2012 and Phase 5 in 2015.

PA map showing phase one counties.

Phase One Counties

Phase 2 Counties

Phase Two Counties

  • Allegheny
  • Blair
  • Butler
  • Carbon
  • Chester
  • Dauphin
  • Jefferson
  • Lackawanna
  • Lehigh
  • Northampton
  • Snyder
  • Venango
  • Washington
  • York

  • Adams
  • Armstrong
  • Bucks
  • Clinton
  • Cumberland
  • Forest
  • Franklin

  • Fulton
  • Indiana
  • Luzerne
  • Montgomery
  • Tioga
  • Warren

Phase 3 Counties

Phase Three Counties

Phase 4 Counties

Phase Four Counties

  • Beaver
  • Fayette
  • Lycoming
  • Philadelphia
  • Union
  • Columbia
  • Monroe
  • Montour
  • Westmoreland

Phase Five Counties

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  • Lancaster

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The underlining theory on which the PPI was built is that enhanced judicial oversight combined with strength-based, family-led practice will ultimately increase the number of children safely maintained in their own homes and support expedited permanency either through safe reunification or the finalization of another permanent plan.

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