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New York City

Upstream City - Intentional Investment in the Social Fabric of Neighborhoods Can Lift Families

10/20/2022

Narrowing Mandated Reporting Laws that Fuel Hyper-Surveillance

It’s time for New York city and state to use every tool available to replace mandated reporting with community support, writes Nora McCarthy.

Angela Davis Inspires ‘Family Defense Movement’ Activists

10/17/2022

Angela Davis Inspires ‘Family Defense Movement’ Activists

Prison abolitionist Angela Davis contributed her voice to the growing movement of activists calling for an end to the child welfare system.

10/13/2022

New York City Aims to Reduce Children’s Stays in Temporary Foster Care Facilities 

A member of the New York City Council introduced a bill that would establish oversight on foster children's stays in temporary facilities.

10/5/2022

New York City Pledges New Investment in Foster Youth College Expenses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams with college student Sanjida Afruz during a Tuesday press conference to announce the new College Choice initiative. Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office.
A new program will offer financial assistance to help cover college expenses for hundreds of New York City students in foster care. 

Civil Rights Committee to Investigate Discrimination Against Black New York Families in the Child Welfare System

9/30/2022

Civil Rights Committee to Investigate Discrimination Against Black New York Families in the Child Welfare System

This week, the United States Commission on Civil Rights approved an investigation into whether New York's child welfare system has violated Black families' rights.

As His Influence Peaks in Child Welfare Field, A ‘Family Defenders’ Leader Retires

9/28/2022

As His Influence Peaks in Child Welfare Field, a ‘Family Defenders’ Leader Retires

After a 50-year legal career, Martin Guggenheim's critiques of child welfare have more widespread support than ever as he retires.

    Upstream City - Intentional Investment in the Social Fabric of Neighborhoods Can Lift Families

    9/20/2022

    Intentional Investment in the Social Fabric of Neighborhoods Can Lift Families

    Safety grows in neighborhoods where residents look out for one another and band together to solve problems, writes Nora McCarthy.

    David Ambroz, author of the new memoir "A Placed Called Home"

    9/8/2022

    A New Memoir Shares Lessons of a Boy Raised Homeless and in Foster Care

    David Ambroz, who spent some of his childhood homeless and in foster care, has written a memoir, which will be released this month. Photo courtesy of Ambroz.
    Growing up in the late 1980s and early ’90s, David Ambroz and two older siblings slept in New York City’s Grand Central Station and other public places along the eastern seaboard.

    Black and white image of a young person with dark hair hanging their head, photographed from behind.

    8/23/2022

    Better Apart

    An anonymous writer says that through therapy and time away from home, she's been able to reflect on her relationship with her mom.