New York City
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.