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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.

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.

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Outgoing New York City Child Welfare Chief Joins Major Foundation

4/5/2022

Outgoing New York City Child Welfare Chief Joins Major Foundation

The former leader of one of the nation’s largest local child welfare systems has taken a senior-level post at one of the most influential child welfare philanthropies.

ACS protestors in NYC

3/23/2022

New Civil Rights Organization Dedicated to Families’ Rights Launches in New York City

With the backing of some of the city’s most prominent parents’ rights activists and legal advocates for children and families, the Family Justice Law Center said its work will involve challenges to the “entrenched abuses of government power” that disproportionately sweep up Black and Latino children and families.

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.

Steps New York City Can Take to End Reliance on Administration for Children’s Services

3/17/2022

Steps New York City Can Take to End Reliance on Administration for Children’s Services

Our recent research reveals steps New York City can take to move away from a reliance on the existing family policing system, write Erin Markman and Bianca Shaw.

New York Sees Pushback Against Raise the Age Laws

3/8/2022

Calls to Roll Back Raise the Age Laws Reach NY Statehouse, But Find Little Traction

Amid an uptick in crime in recent years, some New York lawmakers are calling to roll back Raise the Age laws that keep teens out of adult prisons.

New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens

2/16/2022

New York City Mayor Proposes Investments in Foster Youth and Summer Jobs for Teens

In his budget plan for 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams pledged to invest millions of dollars in support for foster youth transitioning to adulthood and summer job opportunities for young people.

New York City Court Dysfunction Found to Have ‘Caused Harm to Thousands of Families’

2/10/2022

New York City Court Dysfunction Found to Have ‘Caused Harm to Thousands of Families’

A recent report detailed what happened when COVID-19 took hold of the New York City family court: backlogged cases, unmanageable caseloads and "harm to thousands of families."