New York City Advocates Ask De Blasio For $50 Million for Foster Youth Life Coaches
Dozens of human services agencies and foundations in New York City are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for a $50 million boost to the budget for foster care next year. The funding would go toward full-time life coaches and tutors for current and former foster youth from middle school through age 26, a model that nonprofit foster care agencies say has shown promise for teens in their care.
New York City Confronts Massive Overrepresentation of Black Children in Foster Care
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is big on fairness. In an address last year, he laid out ambitious plans to make New York “the fairest big city in America.”
New York Officials Battle Over the Fate of Innovative Program For Youth Offender Rehabilitation
In what many New York City officials and youth advocates see as a startling and possibly cynical move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is pushing a budget proposal that eliminates the $41 million in state funding for a popular city program aimed at improving life outcomes for juvenile offenders.
Browning, Former L.A. Child Welfare Boss, Helping Out in New York City
In February, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio appointed former Obama official David Hansell to lead the Administration for Children’s Services, the agency that oversees both child welfare and juvenile justice in the Big Apple.
New NYC Mayor Steals Carrión, State’s Top Youth Services Leader
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio recruited Gladys Carrión, the head of the New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to serve as commissioner of the city Administration for Children’s Services, the agency that oversees child welfare and juvenile justice.