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.
New York City Court’s Coronavirus Plan Might Mean Longer Stays in Foster Care or Youth Detention
New pandemic directives from New York City court officials may lead to longer stays in juvenile detention or foster care for some young people, The Imprint has learned. A coronavirus response plan going into effect tomorrow describes how each borough will establish emergency courtrooms for high-stakes family hearings: newly filed juvenile delinquency cases, when pre-trial detention for youth will be contested; and certain child abuse and neglect hearings where a foster care placement is being challenged.
New Juvenile Justice Facility Ready to Lead Young Women in New Directions. Now It Needs the Young Women.
The bedrooms are ready, but the area’s family courts have not yet placed any young women in Northern Rivers’ new intensive residential program. Created in response to Raise the Age (RTA) legislation that went into effect in New York State last Oct.