New York Assembly Committee on Children and Families
‘Once You Sign the Paper, It’s Over:’ Older Foster Youth Plead for Help from New York Governor
When she turned 21 last year, seven years after entering foster care in New York City, Jeanette Rivera suddenly found herself fending for herself — and her three young children. “They didn’t wait to make sure that I was ready to be on my own, they didn’t make sure I had food, that my bills were paid or that I even understood how to pay my portion of my rent,” Rivera said.
Child Welfare Reform Advocates Achieve Historic Policy Victories in New York
Amid tired lawmakers reportedly flinging rubber bands back and forth, New York’s Senate and Assembly passed a major two-pronged reform to the child welfare system before the end of a frenzied 2019 legislative session last week.