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Understanding and Addressing Institutionalized Inequity: Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County

Developed by the Black Girls Equity Alliance, this independent report uses data from several local partners, including the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, to explore racial disproportionality in youth […]

Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: Findings from an Institutional Analysis

In July 2013, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a partnership to better support child welfare-involved youth […]

Transition Age Youth with Complex Needs Entering Adulthood

United Way of Allegheny County This report analyzes the numbers and needs of young adults with significant medical, intellectual, communication and/or behavioral challenges Click to read the full report.

Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data-Sharing While Protecting Privacy

U.S. Government Accountability Office The U.S. Government Accountability Office examined four innovative data sharing practices (including DHS’s) to determine (1) how selected states or localities have shared data across programs […]

Youth Using Behavioral Health Services: Making the Transition from the Child to Adult System

Addressing the specific needs of youth across multiple life domains as they transition from the children’s behavioral health treatment system to the adult treatment system is critically important. To help quantify […]

Quality Services Review

PA Department of Public Welfare Click to read the full report.

Practice Innovations in Child Welfare

American Public Human Services Association Click to read the full report.

Asking Why – Reasserting the Role of Community Mental Health

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Click to read the full report.

Framework For Collaboration: Integrating School and Human Services Data In Pittsburgh

OCD | Developments by the University of Pittsburgh Click to read the full report.

Strategies for Improving Homeless People’s Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Click to read the full report.