Hearing on the challenges and opportunities facing Pennsylvania’s Children and Youth Services Agencies

Senate Aging and Youth Committee

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 11 a.m.

Hearing Room 1, NOB


Opening Remarks:

-Committee Chair, Senator Judy Ward

-Democratic Committee Chair, Senator Maria Collett

Panel 1 – The Department of Human Services

-Laval Miller Wilson, Deputy Secretary, Office of Children, Youth & Families Department of Human Services

-Brinda Penyak, Special Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Human Services – Testimony

Panel 2 –  The perspective of Pennsylvania’s Children and Youth Services agencies and its counties.

-Brian Bornman, Esq., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Children and Youth Administrators Association – Testimony

-Kelvin Abrashoff, Administrator, Huntingdon County Office of Children’s Services – Testimony

-Marisa McClellan, Esq., Administrator, Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth

Panel 3 – The perspective of the Commonwealth’s Children’s Advocacy Centers and the Pennsylvania Council for Children, Youth and Family Services

-Chris Kirchner, MSW, Executive Director, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Pennsylvania – Testimony

-Terry Clark, MPA, CEO & President, Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services

Closing Remarks:

Committee Chair, Senator Judy Ward 

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