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Jeanette Vega and Bianca Shaw write New York families should be supported, but not through ACS.


Expand Support for Families, But Not Inside the Child Welfare System

New York City should invest in support for families, but Black and brown parents have opposed programs overseen by the child welfare system.


Despite City’s Urging, Virtual Visits the New Norm for Many New York City Parents with Kids in Foster Care

A New York City mother watched as her toddler waddled away, but she couldn’t reach out to play with her, or scoop her up in her arms.  Her daughter was living in a foster home, and with the coronavirus racing through what has become the U.S.


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.

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New York City to Maintain Lower Caseloads for Foster Care Workers After Funding Win in Congress

New York City child welfare commissioner David Hansell suggested yesterday his agency would continue to maintain lower caseloads for foster youth case planners thanks to a federal bill passed by Congress last month.

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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.

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    Marcia Lowry, With New Secret Funding Source, Resumes Lawsuit Against New York City Foster Care

    A nonprofit law firm representing a group of New York City foster youth has resumed long-running litigation against the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the state agency that oversees it.


    Waiver Push Uncertain as Family First Implementation Looms

    In April, members of Los Angeles County’s powerful Board of Supervisors hosted a lobbying event on the House side of Capitol Hill. During an hour-long panel discussion with likely Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps.


    New York City is Building Apps to Certify Foster Parents and Help Youth in Crisis

    New York City is hoping that development of better application technology can help the child welfare system quickly certify foster parents, allow those parents to communicate with each other, and provide round-the-clock assistance to foster youths.