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DHS, 1515 Arch St.,
Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-683-4DHS






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Community Oversight Board (COB)

The charge of the Community Oversight Board (COB) is to monitor the Department of Human Services’ implementation of the recommendations of the Child Welfare Review Panel (CWRP). The recommendations were designed to improve the ability of the organization to respond to child maltreatment and to increase the safety of children by:

  • Clarifying the mission and values of the organization with safety as the core function and aligning resources with the new mission
  • Improving the consistency and quality of practice by adopting new safety assessment protocols, increasing face-to-face contact with children, conducting family team conferences and clarifying roles and responsibilities of public and contract staff
  • Increasing accountability of DHS for its performance and enhancing the oversight of providers
  • Strengthening leadership by improving morale of staff, increasing transparency and communicating with the multiple stakeholders in the child protection system


Upcoming meetings:


Tuesday, March 4th3:30 - 5:30 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY; NO OBSERVERS
Monday, March 24th3:00 - 4:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY; NO OBSERVERS
4:00 - 5:00 PM - EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY; NO OBSERVERS
Temple University Center City (TUCC), Room 208, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Monday, April 7th3:00 - 4:00 PM - CANCELLED
4:00 - 5:00 pm - CANCELLED
Temple University Center City (TUCC), Room 208, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Monday, April 21st9:00 - 4:00 PM - OBSERVER HOURS TO BE DETERMINED
Temple University Center City (TUCC), Room 208, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


·COB Report Newsflash
·Community Oversight Board Progress Report