2017 County Assessment

The Pennsylvania System of Care (SOC) Partnership is governed by youth leaders, family leaders, and state administrators from the child serving systems who serve as equal partners on the State Leadership and Management Team (SLMT). The SLMT is interested in hearing from counties, youth, and families about ways to enhance SOC involvement throughout Pennsylvania. We are asking for your participation because your voice is important. One way of gathering input is through the County Assessment Survey. All survey responses will be kept strictly confidential and results will be shared with state and local leadership teams but not published.

The online version of the 2017 County Assessment accomodates both English speakers and Spanish speakers. Click HERE to take the online survey. Paper versions of the survey are available in English (CLICK HERE) or Spanish (CLICK HERE).

Completed paper surveys can be mailed to:
Youth and Family Training Institute
Attn: Monica Walker Payne
Corporate One Office Park -- Building One, Suite 438
4055 Monroeville Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146

Or emailed to Monica Walker Payne at:



In 2014, at the request of the Pennsylvania System of Care State Leadership and Management Team (SLMT), an annual survey was developed to help counties assess their implementation of the System of Care (SOC) Standards. Each year the survey is reviewed and revised by the SLMT and the Evaluation Subcommittee to ensure it is as useful and respondent-friendly as possible.  

This survey covers all counties to give a general look at the work being done to implement the themes covered by the SOC Standards. Broad language is intentionally used so that it can be distributed to all counties and not just to those who are officially part of the SOC implementation.

All responses are collected anonymously and kept confidential. For a county to receive a report on the data collected at least five responses from the county must be received. Surveys included must have over 50% of the questions answered.

Surveys are distributed in April, with the lead SOC County Contact receiving an analysis of the responses in June. These analyses include an overall county summary, breakdown reports for all partner-types when there are 2 or more responses per partner-type, a report from just the county's Leadership Team members, and the overall state summary to be used for comparison. This data is intended to be used as a technical assistance tool both at the county level and by the PA SOC Partnership staff to offer targeted assistance.