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New York State

Lawsuit Alleges New York Created ‘Extremely Harmful’ Shadow Foster Care System

11/16/2022

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 High Court Favors Out-of-State Parents Seeking Custody of Foster Children

10/26/2022

New York High Court Favors Out-of-State Parents Seeking Custody of Foster Children

This week, the New York’s highest court struck down regulatory hurdles that kept foster youth separated from out-of-state parents.

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10/20/2022

Upstream City: 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.

Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts

7/5/2022

Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts

New York lawmakers have agreed to add six judges to the Family Court bench along with 14 new Supreme Court justices spread across the state.

6/6/2022

New York Lawmakers Reject Parents’ Rights Bills

New York lawmakers did not pass three proposed laws that would have expanded the due process rights of parents in the child welfare system.

Pennsylvania Parents Sue State Over “Unconstitutional” Child Abuse Registry

5/19/2022

‘Weaponizing’ Calls to CPS Hotline: New York Legislation Would Deter False Reports

New York lawmakers are deciding whether to pass legislation that would reduce false allegations made to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment.

    New York Governor Gives Adoptive Parents ‘Full Rights’ to Decide if Children May Have Contact with Birth Parents

    1/25/2022

    New York Governor Gives Adoptive Parents ‘Full Rights’ to Decide if Children May Have Contact with Birth Parents

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have allowed parents whose rights have been revoked to stay in their kids' lives, even when adoptive parents object.

    5/22/2020

    In Upstate New York, Child Welfare Agencies Chart a Cautious Course Toward In-Person Services

    After nearly two months of shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, much of New York state began reopening in the last week, with the exception of hard-hit New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson counties. 

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    8/20/2019

    Teen Arrests Are Falling Sharply Across New York This Year, After Cuomo’s Justice Reform

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Raise the Age (RTA) reform law was intended to overhaul the justice system for 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes — mandating a new, rehabilitation-focused network of detention facilities, court rooms and punishments for teens who are arrested.