New position for Snyder County Children and Youth


MIDDLEBURG – Snyder County is looking to take steps to keep more families together in Snyder County by creating a new position in Children and Youth. Commissioner Malcolm Derk says they have created a new position for family preservation.


Derk said, “That position…the plan is that it helps to keep children in their homes. We will be watching carefully to make sure that it actually does what it’s supposed to do. That is to keep young children out of placements with other families.”


Derk says removing children from their home to place them in Foster Care can be very costly for the county and may not be the best situation for the children. Derk said they are hopeful that the position will help keep families unified and teach parents how to be better parents. The position was included in the 2013 budget. (Ali Stevens)




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