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9/12/16: Erie County Department of Social Services Report Shows Average Child Protective Worker Caseload Below Fifteen

5/3/16: Poloncarz, Department of Social Services Announce Opening of HEAP Cooling Program

4/15/16: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

3/18/16: HEAP Outreach Extended in Erie County Until April 8

2/22/16: Poloncarz, Erie County's Department of Social Services Announce Black History Luncheon Celebration

1/13/16: Poloncarz Appoints New Leadership for Erie County Youth Services Division


9/17/15: Poloncarz Appoints Members of Poverty Committee

9/1/15: New Partnership Between EC Social Services, School Districts Places CPS Workers in Local Schools

8/31/15: EC Special Investigations Division Receives Accolade for Pursuing Beneficiary Fraud

3/11/15: Poloncarz Introduces Dirschberger as Nominee for Commissioner of Social Services


11/13/14: Long Lines Anticipated During Opening of HEAP Season

11/5/14: Analysis of EC Medicaid Usage Reveals Rising Percentage of New Enrollees, Particularly Children, Across County While County Share of Program is Lower

10/1/14: EC Social Services Department Receives Grant Funding

7/31/14: Erie County DSS Team Takes "PIVOT" to Capitol Hill

7/28/14: Summertime Opportunities Abound with Operation Primetime

7/24/14: County Social Services, Child & Family Services, Collaborate on Domestic Violence Initiative

6/26/14: County Social Services Announces Managerial Realignment

6/11/14: Erie County, Matt Urban Center Team Up to Provide Hope to Homeless Women and Children

6/3/14: Erie County CPS Presents Initiatives to Build Staff, Shrink Caseloads, Backlog

5/23/14: Poloncarz Issues Statement Regarding Child Protective Services in Erie County

4/15/14: Poloncarz Presents Legislation to Improve Child Protective Services; CPS Legislation Memorandum

3/18/14: EC Child Protective Services Adds Social Media to Investigative Arsenel

3/10/14: Poloncarz Announces Completion of County Social Services' Reorganization

2/19/14: County Office of Child Support Recovers Funds for Local Children

2/14/14: EC Statement on NYS Office of Children & Family Services Report on EC Child Protective Services Unit

2/10/14: County Child Protective Services, Health Care Providers Join Forces

2/6/14: Poloncarz Notes 2013 Successes in Rooting Out Welfare Waste, Fraud, & Abuse

1/31/14: Poloncarz Announces HEAP Program Season Extended

1/16/14: Year-Round Youth Programming Gives Reason to Celebrate in 2014


12/31/13: Poloncarz Announces Availability of Emergency Energy Assistance Funds

12/10/13: Families, Children Celebrate Adoption in Erie County

12/9/13: Erie County HEAP Warms Up for 2013/2014 Season

11/18/13: Erie County Statement on Unusual SNAP Benefit Payments

10/29/13: County Providing Counselors to Boost Health Care Enrollment Under Affordable Care Act