Center for Family Representation
New York To Tap Federal Funds For Parents and Kids Legal Costs in Child Welfare Cases
New York state officials have released a plan to draw on newly available federal funds for attorneys handling abuse and neglect cases.
New York Limits Access to Parents’ Names on Child Abuse And Neglect Registry
Tucked into a budget bill signed by the New York governor Friday is new relief for parents accused of child neglect – the result of a hard-fought three-year battle to limit parents’ exposure on a state registry.
More Services Or Better Legal Support For Accused Parents? New York Officials and Advocates Divided on What’s Best
A statehouse hearing on child welfare last week began with Brooklyn Assembly member Latrice Walker (D) comparing the Trump administration’s family separation policies at the nation’s border to New York’s foster care practices.
This 23-Year-Old’s Newborn Was Taken by the Government. Here’s How She Got Her Back.
At around nine o’clock on a Tuesday morning, two days after giving birth to her second child, Vanessa left a hospital in Queens, New York, and boarded the subway. She was headed to the borough’s courthouse on a mission: to regain custody of her newborn daughter.
New York’s Parent Defender Model Lowers Reliance on Foster Care, Study Finds
New York City’s brand of wrap-around legal representation may not prevent the removal of children from their families. But they might be getting home much faster, and without any risk to their safety.
Top New York Judge Endorses Call to Address “Crisis” in Parent Legal Representation
Just months after a new offer of federal funding to help represent parents in child welfare cases, a commission established by New York’s chief judge has called for statewide guarantees of well-funded legal counsel and a state-level office to ensure that promise is being lived up to.