Youth Fostering Change, a project at the Juvenile Law Center offers youth who are currently or formerly involved in the child welfare system the opportunity to evaluate the system and implement a campaign for reform. Each year, Youth Fostering Change youth advocates select a reform issue, develop a strategy to address it, and implement their project by bringing it to local, state, or federal stakeholders. Last year, Youth Fostering Change began to focus their campaign efforts on empowering youth in dependency court, specifically by removing barriers to their attendance and active participation. Pennsylvania law requires all youth in foster care to attend regular court hearings, but many of our youth advocates identified having very different experiences in court. Youth Fostering Change advocates have reflected on how not attending or participating in their own hearings caused major disruptions in their housing and education, and how confusing and intimidating court hearings were, in the rare event they were encouraged to go. As a result, major decisions were made about young people’s lives without either their presence or input.
Users' privacy is very important to PCWRC. PCWRC is committed to safeguarding the information Users entrust to PCWRC.
The Information We Collect
PCWRC may collect personal information from User in a variety of ways, including online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where Users are invited to volunteer such information. The type of information we collect from consumers includes, but is not limited to: Name, Last Name, City, State, Address, Zip Code, Work Phone, Home Phone, Agency of Employment and possibly Email Address. PCWRC may also collect information about how Users use our Web site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Web site or the domains from which Users originate. We may use "cookies" to track how Users use our Web site. A cookie is a piece of software that a Web server can store on the Users' PC and use to identify the Users should they visit the Web site again. While not all of the information that we collect from Users is nonpublic personal information, it may be associated with nonpublic personal information that Users provide us through our Web site.
How We Use Information
PCWRC collects nonpublic personal information from its Users in order to create login accounts for certain applications and software. By clicking the "Submit Form" button on the application when creating an account, Users consent to the disclosure of their nonpublic personal information to PCWRC. PCWRC may also use information collected through our web site for research regarding the effectiveness of the web site and PCWRC's marketing efforts.
Disclosure of Information to Nonaffiliated Third Parties
PCWRC will not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to other market participants that provide goods and services. We may also disclose nonpublic personal information about you as permitted by law.
Maintenance of Information & Security
Information about Users that is maintained on our systems is protected using industry standard security measures that includes but is not limited to security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All data is protected using the most advanced methods available. We do not store financial information, credit card numbers or personal information like social security numbers on this Web site. However, due to the nature of the Internet, computer networks, systems and other factors, we cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on, or transmitted from our systems will be completely secure.
Use of IP Addresses
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. Your IP address does not contain any nonpublic personal information about you. PCWRC collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to ensure the validity of customer requests.
Web Site Links
This Web site may contain links to other Internet web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Internet web sites.
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center 403 East Winding Hill Road Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: (717) 795-9048 Fax: (717) 795-8013
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training Help Desk Phone: (717) 605-0236 Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
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