Parents’ Foster Care Placement Challenges Need Quick Resolutions, New York Appeals Court Rules
The New York City family court isn’t moving fast enough to hear some parents’ challenges of children’s foster care placements, a state appeals court ruled late last week. And, within days of the ruling, advocates say they’ve begun citing the precedent-setting decision in new filings for such hearings.
Child Welfare Reform Advocates Achieve Historic Policy Victories in New York
Amid tired lawmakers reportedly flinging rubber bands back and forth, New York’s Senate and Assembly passed a major two-pronged reform to the child welfare system before the end of a frenzied 2019 legislative session last week.
“Letters to the Editor, Live” Convenes Child Welfare Stakeholders to Discuss Media Coverage
The Imprint recently hosted its first event in New York City, soliciting live “letters to the editor” to spark conversation about what’s missing from media coverage of child welfare. Family defense lawyers, reporters, adoptive parents, caseworkers and former foster youth shared their insights during the June 27 panel, which was moderated by The Imprint’s northeast editor Michael Fitzgerald and held at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.