Rare New York City Charter School Has a Unique Mission: Best-Serving Homeless and Foster Children

Mott Haven Academy Charter School is believed to be the first school in the country created specifically for children in foster care.


Rising Voices For ‘Family Power’ Seek to Abolish The Child Welfare System

When a young pregnant mom informed her prenatal care providers that she had smoked marijuana to relieve stress, nausea and poor appetite, they didn’t seem concerned. But after the birth of her son a few years ago in a Bronx hospital, a test of the baby’s urine came back positive for cannabis, and the hospital quickly called child welfare authorities.


Risks to Child Well-Being Persist in New York City, With State Budget Cuts Looming

Forty-two out of 59 New York neighborhoods have seen risks to children’s well-being increase overall since the previous year, according to a new report released by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit advocacy group.

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Exclusive: New York City’s Top Juvenile Justice Official Steps Down, Will Replace Jails Critic on Oversight Board

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s point person overseeing the rollout of the juvenile justice reform known as “Raise the Age” will leave his post this month to join the staff of a major foundation.

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To Keep Kids Out of Foster Care, New York City’s Child Welfare Agency Tries a Food Pantry

In an unmarked building at a busy Bronx intersection, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is trying something new. On the fourth floor, the child welfare agency has decorated a sunny room with fake pink flowers and lined the walls with metal shelves of canned and boxed food.