Pennyrile Allied Community Services

Diversion Services

Diversion Services

Director & Supervisor:  

Supervisor: OPEN POSITION (Hopkinsville)

Supervisor: Derrick Parrott (Mayfield)

FPP Coordinator: Stephanie P’Pool


Hopkinsville (Central Office)

Address: 1100 South Liberty Street

P.O. Box 549

Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Phone: (270) 707-9735

Fax: (270) 707-9737



Princeton (Satellite Office)

Address: 307 East Main Street

P.O. Box 1102

Princeton, KY 42445

Phone: (270) 365-6402

Fax: (270) 365-7463


Mayfield (Satellite Office)

Address: 229 West Walnut Street

P.O. Box 232

Mayfield, KY 42066

Phone: (270) 247-7072

Fax: (270) 247-7880


Counties Served: The FPP programs service the seventeen (17) counties of Western Kentucky DCBS area “The Lakes”

Pennyrile: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg

Purchase: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken

Diversion Services:

All families referred for Diversion services must meet TANF eligibility criteria. The goal of the program is to divert the placement of children, age five (5) to age seventeen (17), who are at risk of removal from their biological family, relatives or finalized adoptive families and to children who are currently in OOHC and have a plan to return to their families within four (4) to six (6) weeks. The Diversion Specialist works with the families to set goals and achieve results that provide for safety, permanence and wellbeing of the children and family. Diversion Specialist works with four (4) families at a time for three (3) to four (4) months giving each family an average of eight (8) to ten (10) per week up to the first four (4) weeks. For the remaining eight (8) weeks the Diversion Specialist will gradually reduce the weekly in-home hours to five (5) to eight (8) ending with three (3) to five (5) hours per week depending on family need. The Diversion Specialist are available to the families twenty-four (24) hours per day seven (7) days per week and able to work a flexible schedule. Services provided to the families include, but are not limited to; modeling desired behavior; parenting education and skills; child development training; advocacy with courts, schools and other service agencies; communication skills building; home maintenance skills; linkage with other community resources, facilities and transportation.

 Referral Process:

Only DCBS/P&P may refer families to this program. All referrals must be approved by the Referral and Selection person in the DCBS District office in your area. The original referral must be given to the Diversion worker at the time the case is opened. 


Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Inc. is "An Equal Opportunity Employer"

"This program is funded whole or in part by both state and federal funds through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services".

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