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New York City Pledges New Investment in Foster Youth College Expenses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams with college student Sanjida Afruz during a Tuesday press conference to announce the new College Choice initiative. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office.
A new program will offer financial assistance to help cover college expenses for hundreds of New York City students in foster care. 

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry


‘Weaponizing’ Calls to CPS Hotline: New York Legislation Would Deter False Reports

New York lawmakers are deciding whether to pass legislation that would reduce false allegations made to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.

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New York City Chips In $10 Million to Pair Older Foster Youth with Life Coaches Through Age 26

A foundation-funded advocacy push to provide full-time life coaches to New York City foster youth has secured an initial investment in next year’s budget, City Hall sources have confirmed to The Imprint.


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’s Child Welfare System Quietly Swims Upstream to Prevent Family Separation

On a recent Tuesday in New York City’s Hunts Point neighborhood, Emily Lopez directs a visitor to the “selfie chair,” a large plastic throne in this new family center’s sunny atrium, perfect for impromptu Instagramming.