York County CYF receives full licensing

Staff report
  • York County's CYF received full licensing Thursday.
  • The department was on its fourth provisional license.
  • Local officials will be speaking Friday morning to address the future of CYF.

Just two days after its fourth provisional license expired, the York County Office of Children, Youth and Family Services was granted full licensing, according to a letter posted on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website Thursday.

The office was issued its fourth consecutive provisional license in June, when the department noted 21 infractions, mostly consisting of clerical errors. Four consecutive provisional licenses is the maximum allowed for a specific agency before the agency risks losing its compliance, according to the department.

The provisional license was effective from June 22 until Tuesday.

According to a letter directed to York County CYF Director Terry Clark from Human Services Deputy Secretary Cathy A. Lutz, a licensing inspection was conducted at the York location on Oct. 5 and 6. In the letter, she applauded Clark's plan to correct the infractions, noting that significant progress had been made.

"The department commends you for implementing your plan of correction in a timely manner and demonstrating your commitment to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the children served," the letter reads.

Clark could not be reached for comment Thursday evening.

Local officials will meet at 9 a.m. Friday on the front steps of the York County Administrative Center, 28 E. Market St., for an announcement about the future of the office, according to a release from county spokesman Mark Walters.

On Nov. 1, York County's office received the results of the Oct. 5-6 inspection, which listed noncompliance areas that need to be corrected, according to Walters. He said the agency has "taken the appropriate actions to correct the noncompliance areas."

Walters could not be reached for comment Thursday.

— York Dispatch reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.