New York Office of Children and Family Services
Records Show Abuse in New York Detention Center Where Teen Died
Head of New York State’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agency to Step Down
The head of child welfare and juvenile justice in New York state, Commissioner Sheila Poole, will leave her position in December.
New York Judge Upholds Christian Adoption Agency’s Right to Send Prospective LGBT Parents Elsewhere
This week, a federal judge ruled New York's child welfare agency can't pull an adoption agency's license for referring out potential foster parents who are LGBTQ or unmarried.
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.
New York Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Kin Caregivers are Denied Rights by Foster Care System
Legal advocates for children in New York City have filed a class-action lawsuit class-action lawsuit against the city and state alleging child welfare officials unjustly prevent relatives from becoming foster parents.
Cash Assistance Window Closing for Some of New York’s Former Foster Youth
This week, thousands of New York's former foster youth 23 and older will lose eligibility for direct financial assistance.
New York To Tap Federal Funds For Parents and Kids Legal Costs in Child Welfare Cases
New York state officials have released a plan to draw on newly available federal funds for attorneys handling abuse and neglect cases.
New York Votes to Raise the Minimum Age of Arrest From Seven to 12, Reform Awaits Cuomo’s Signature
The New York Legislature passed a historic justice reform that bars the arrest and prosecution of children under age 12. The reform awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature.
‘Unconscionable:’ Suspected Cases of COVID-19 Far More Widespread Than Previously Known in New York’s Youth Prisons, While Vaccinations Lag
New York's juvenile justice system publicly reports low numbers of COVID-19 cases. Unreleased records suggest the virus spread further among youth and staff.