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Dorothy Roberts’ New Book Calls for Foster Care ‘Abolition’ to Better Protect America’s Children and Families

4/28/2022

Dorothy Roberts’ New Book Expands Call for Foster Care ‘Abolition,’ Prompting Praise and Debate

In her most recent book, Dorothy Roberts says the child welfare system must be abolished and replaced, not reformed.

Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues

4/26/2022

Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues

In New York, activist groups, residents and Gov. Kathy Hochul reacted last week to a video of Syracuse police detaining an 8-year-old boy.

New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to Boost Child Welfare Funding

4/14/2022

New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to Boost Child Welfare Funding

The recently passed New York state budget did not include funding increases for foster care prevention or Family Court attorneys.

New York Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Womb-to-Foster Care Pipeline’

4/13/2022

New York Campaign Aims to Stop ‘Womb-to-Foster Care Pipeline’

In New York, a new campaign calls for passage of a bill that would require consent before drug testing a new or pregnant mother.

New York State Sued over Allegedly Dysfunctional Pediatric Mental Health Care System

4/7/2022

New York State Sued Over Allegedly Dysfunctional Pediatric Mental Health Care System

According to a lawsuit filed recently in federal court, New York fails to provide adequate mental health services to youth who qualify.

Lawsuit Alleges New York Created ‘Extremely Harmful’ Shadow Foster Care System

4/6/2022

Lawsuit Alleges New York Created ‘Extremely Harmful’ Shadow Foster Care System

Three leading firms that represent children in New York City and Buffalo have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt "extrajudicial" host home programs from operating.

New York Lawyers Acknowledge Child Welfare’s Harsh Impact on Black Families, Call for Changes

4/4/2022

New York Lawyers Acknowledge Child Welfare’s Harsh Impact on Black Families, Call for Changes

The bar association representing tens of thousands of New York attorneys has taken a first-ever stance against racism in the child welfare system

New York Governor, Lawmakers To Decide If Family Court Attorneys Will Get a Raise After 18 Years

4/1/2022

New York Governor, Lawmakers To Decide If Family Court Attorneys Will Get a Raise After 18 Years

Last-minute budget negotiations between the New York statehouse and governor’s office could result in increasing Family Court attorneys’ pay for the first time in years.

New York Governor Quietly Pitches Gun Violence Response That Includes Youth Justice Reform Rollbacks

3/18/2022

New York Governor Quietly Pitches Gun Violence Response That Includes Youth Justice Reform Rollbacks

In response to concerns about New York's gun violence, Gov. Kathy Hochul has prepared a public safety plan that would roll back recent criminal and youth justice reforms.