Audit finds ‘dramatic improvements’ at York County child agency


York County’s child protection agency has made “dramatic improvements” in the two years since a state audit found it overwhelmed by high staff turnover and changes to the child abuse reporting law, Pennsylvania’s auditor general said Thursday.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his latest audit of York County Children, Youth and Families.

DePasquale said the agency filled 25 vacancies within five months, enabling it to return to being fully licensed after operating on provisional licenses from 2014 to 2016.

The auditor general’s previous audit released in January 2017 found the agency was overwhelmed by high staff turnover for years, and changes to the state’s child abuse reporting law only made the problem worse.

DePasquale said the agency was so overwhelmed that it was struggling to perform its basic function of protecting children.

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