The Department of Public Welfare, managed by the government of Pennsylvania, promotes, improves and sustains the quality of family life. Its administrative office manages the recruitment, placement, retention and allocation of a diverse workforce to maximize productivity. The department s child development office focuses on creating opportunities for young children. The Department of Public Welfare has a developmental program office that provides an array of health care services and work options for people with mental disorders and autism. Its medical assistance office is responsible for processing provider claims, establishing rates and fees, and contracting and monitoring of managed care organizations. The department also offers substance abuse prevention services. The Department of Public Welfare maintains one of its offices in Wilkes Barre, Pa.