Pay for Success & Plans of Safe Care for Infants
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf outlined a Pay for Success (or Social Innovation Bond) initiative in his 2015-2016 Commonwealth Budget proposal (click here to read his proposal). If approved, the proposal would permit the state to enter into P4S contracts in "five high-priority areas" including:
- Early childhood care and education, including pre-kindergarten education and services that address maternal and child outcomes from pregnancy through age 2;
- Education, workforce preparedness and employment, including school-to-work programs and alternative education services;
- Public safety, including programs that reduce recidivism;
- Health and human services, including addiction treatment, chronic homelessness, supportive housing and child welfare; and
- Long-term living and home- and community-based services.
C4CJ responded to the Wolf Administration's invitation to comment on the proposed P4S initiative. C4CJ urged the Commonwealth to design and implement innovative, interdisciplinary, and dual-generation Plans of Safe Care for infants (click here to read our comments). To learn more about the federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act provisions related to these Plans of Safe Care, click here