New York City Tries Financial Mentoring With At-Risk Families — But Leaves Out Cash Incentives
One of the most common criticisms of America’s child welfare system is that it too often ensnares impoverished parents, accusing them of neglect when the true issue is just the circumstances of poverty.
Manhattan District Attorney Investing $2 Million to Prevent Youth Sex Trafficking
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced that his office will award $2 million over three years to develop an intervention to address youth sex trafficking in New York City. “In case after case, we see traffickers target children and teens, particularly those in our child welfare system or those who have run away from home,” said Vance, in a press release.
Despite National Concern Over Psych Drugs For Foster Youth, New York City Says It Lacks Key Data
In the Bronx, Pedro Maldonado’s story of diagnosis and prescription for Concerta and Seroquel — typically prescribed for ADHD and mood disorders like schizophrenia — started when he was in foster care at age 6.
Her Mom Had an Addiction, Then New York City Child Welfare Intervened
Written by K.G., an anonymous 17-year-old from New York City. Names have been changed. I met Ms. Taylor, from New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), in the hospital where my mom was detoxing.
More Foster Parents, Fewer Foster Youth as New York City Continues to Pursue Reforms
Years before New York State Attorney General Letitia James sued President Donald Trump over his charity’s alleged misdeeds, she was an ambitious New York City watchdog pressuring the city to do more for foster youth.
New York City Debates Lawyering Up Parents Early in Child Safety Investigations
The New York City Council is considering a new frontier in establishing rights for parents accused of child abuse and neglect, over objections from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration and child protective caseworkers.
The Harmful Effects of New York City’s Over-Surveillance
In recent years, New York City’s child welfare leadership has proudly told the story of how the system has dramatically reduced the number of children in foster care while maintaining child safety.
Demise of Parents Group Leaves Empty Seat at the Table
I read the New York Times article about the impending demise of the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP), an advocacy group of and for parents whose children are in foster care in New York City, yesterday.
Federal Dollars That Are About to Disappear Helped New York City Get Kids Out of Foster Care Much More Quickly
Enter the terms “languish” and “foster care” into Google, and you get more than 40,000 results. It’s one of the most common critiques of the foster care system: Many youth spend too much time within it, waiting for stable, permanent family homes.