New York


Civil Rights Panel Highlights Widespread Discrimination Against Black Families in New York’s Child Welfare System

A prominent civil rights committee has released a report describing persistent discrimination against Black families in New York’s child welfare system.


How Some New York Counties Make Sure Children in Foster Care Stay With Family

Part two of The Imprint’s analysis reveals how New York counties that prioritize kin are keeping foster children within family networks.


New York Set Out to Keep Half of All Foster Youth With Family. Some Counties Still Fall Far Short of That Urgent Goal.

The Imprint’s analysis of New York child welfare agencies’ reliance on family and friends reveals where children end up depends a lot on geography. Part one of a two-part series.


Real Public Safety Means Centering Our Youth

Real public safety requires a true, earnest commitment to building infrastructure in disinvested communities.


Buffalo Recording Studio Offers Young Rappers in State Custody a Place to Express Freely 

Since 2019, Bridge Studios NY has welcomed detained youth, donating free studio time to facilitate hopes for the future. 

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New York’s Raise The Age Fund Receives More Money While Hundreds of Millions Remain Unspent

New York again allocated $250 million for the state’s Raise the Age initiative, despite hundreds of millions that still haven't been used.


    Are Disabled Kids in NYC Foster Care Receiving the Social Security Benefits They Deserve? 

    After years of promised reforms, advocates complain the city unfairly keeps monthly payments from the Social Security Administration.


    Short-Staffed New York Juvenile Facilities Place Detained Youth at Risk, State Investigation Finds

    An entrance to the Brookwood Secure Center for Youth in upstate New York. Photo by Steven Yoder.
    Self-harm, drugs and violent incidents have skyrocketed in some of New York’s locked juvenile facilities, a state auditor has found, conditions driven by pandemic-fueled staffing shortages and higher populations following a sweeping reform that shifted older teens out of the adult justice system. 


    Time Running Out for New York Civil Rights Group Scrutinizing Child Welfare System’s Racial Inequities 

    The polarized NY board reporting to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has lost its chair and may run out of time to finish its work.