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Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-683-4DHS






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Welcome to the Community Based Prevention Home Page

The Department of Human Services is entrusted with protecting our city’s children from abuse, neglect and delinquency. We are committed to ensuring the safety and well being of children and protecting them from imminent danger. As part of that mission, the Division of Community Based Prevention Services was founded to ensure that at-risk children receive the social and structural supports that will strengthen their families and allow them to thrive.

At DCBPS our services strive to address the underlying problems that lead to abuse, neglect and delinquency and to support at-risk children before their situation leads to more intensive involvement in the DHS system. We also aim to achieve permanency and stability for children within the system and to prevent their re-entry into child protection services.


Click here to go to the Prevention Support Center.



·CBPS Resource Directory
·Community EPIC Stakeholder Groups
·Delinquency Prevention
·Policies and Protocols
·Strengthening Families
·Teen Court
·Truancy Prevention Programs
·Y-HEP Drop-in Center