New Legal Advocacy Model Aims to Better Support Rochester-Area Parents in New York Family Court
New York’s Monroe County is creating a “holistic, interdisciplinary” family defense unit within the local public defender's office.
Foster and Homeless Youth in New York City Take to the Stage, Full of Pride and a Loud, Clear Voice
On a Manhattan stage this week, young people rendered art from the troubles of those who grow up in foster care and in homeless shelters.
More States Seek To Curb Anonymous CPS Reports Against Parents
California and Texas have created a system of “confidential reporting” to replace anonymous hotline calls.
New York Expands Financial Support to More Relative Caregivers
Host Homes Should Be Embraced in New York
Carly Dillard argues in favor of New York continuing to regulate and permit host homes for families in crisis.
New York Lawmakers Weigh Calls To Overhaul Mandated Reporting of Child Maltreatment
State lawmakers heard from officials, parents and former foster youth about the need to radically overhaul reporting of child maltreatment.
New York City’s Child Welfare Agency To Better Inform Parents Under Investigation
Beginning next month some residents of low-income neighborhoods will soon be better informed of their rights when CPS comes knocking.
It Took Almost Two Years, but NYC Schools Now Provide Educational Support for Students in Foster Care
The city's new office for students in foster care is now fully staffed to assist public school students growing up in the child welfare system.
Class Action Lawsuit By New York City Foster Youth Allowed To Proceed
A federal appeals court has granted New York City foster youth the go-ahead to proceed with their lawsuit against the city and state child welfare agencies, overturning a lower court ruling denying them class-action status.