New York University Family Defense Clinic
Parents’ Foster Care Placement Challenges Need Quick Resolutions, New York Appeals Court Rules
The New York City family court isn’t moving fast enough to hear some parents’ challenges of children’s foster care placements, a state appeals court ruled late last week. And, within days of the ruling, advocates say they’ve begun citing the precedent-setting decision in new filings for such hearings.
Child Welfare Reform Advocates Achieve Historic Policy Victories in New York
Amid tired lawmakers reportedly flinging rubber bands back and forth, New York’s Senate and Assembly passed a major two-pronged reform to the child welfare system before the end of a frenzied 2019 legislative session last week.
Movement to Stem Family Separation in Child Welfare Gains Momentum
On Thursday, scores of attorneys, judges and other child protection professionals descended on Washington, D.C., for the American Bar Association’s National Conference on Parent Representation. The conference’s name is suggestive of the family justice revolution brewing within child welfare law.