‘Miranda Warning’-style Bill for Parents Fails in New York City Council
A bill that would have required social workers to inform parents of their right to legal counsel at the start of an investigation has failed to get a vote during the last City Council voting day for the year.
New York City’s Mayor-elect Eric Adams Announces Transition Team
Dozens of influential players in the New York City child welfare ecosystem are advising Mayor-elect Eric Adams on his future administration.
New York City Has New Administrative Judge to Tackle Troubles in Family Court
Overseeing family court in New York City’s five boroughs is now the job of Queens-raised Chief Administrative Judge Anne-Marie Jolly.
New York Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Kin Caregivers are Denied Rights by Foster Care System
Legal advocates for children in New York City have filed a class-action lawsuit class-action lawsuit against the city and state alleging child welfare officials unjustly prevent relatives from becoming foster parents.
Advocates Want More Done For New York City’s Thousands of Homeless Students
A report released Monday by Advocates for Children of New York found that more than 101,000 New York City students were homeless during the 2020-21 academic year.
New York’s Family Court Attorneys File Lawsuit for Better Pay
Ten New York bar associations representing attorneys in family courts have filed a lawsuit against the city and state to increase their pay.
Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize
The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Signed Law Prohibiting Use of Shackles on Youth in Family Court
It is now illegal to place “shackles, handcuffs, irons and straitjackets” on children appearing before the New York family courts.