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5/6/2021

Albany Must Give Young New Yorkers A Right to Counsel Before Police Interrogations

Last fall, in a cramped interrogation room, a NYPD detective read a 17-year-old his Miranda rights and asked whether he was willing to answer questions. Sitting next to the boy was his mother.

Vivek Sankaran.

5/17/2020

Reimagining Courts As Dispensers of Justice After Coronavirus

During a recent training, a judge showed us a glimpse of his future courtroom and what awaits us when juvenile courts reopen. A plexiglass shield will separate the judge from the litigants.

2/9/2020

Six Honored by Casey’s 2020 Excellence for Children Awards

The Seattle-based Casey Family Programs has awarded six people with an Excellence for Children Award, an honor given out each year by the foundation to recognize “exceptional work and advocacy for children and families impacted by the child welfare system.”

1/31/2020

Reimagining Our ‘Newest’ Family Support Model

For the past three decades I have been involved in the development of family resource centers, community-based facilities that serve as a gateway to critical supports and services for families. They existed long before I began that work, and our social work profession was founded on the back of settlement houses that were part of a broader reform movement starting with Jane Addams in 1889.

1/23/2020

‘Your Father is as Worthless as Your Mother’

“Your father is as worthless as your mother.” Those words – said by a caseworker to a 13-year-old child whose parents were addicted to heroin – jumped out at me as I read the case file.

1/17/2020

It’s Time to Stop Confusing Poverty With Neglect

As a field, we are fond of saying that child abuse and neglect cross all economic strata, but we know that it is not reported or handled equally or proportionally across all strata, as reflected by the children and families involved in the child welfare system.

    1/8/2020

    The Promise of Interdisciplinary Counsel in Colorado

    Caylee showed up for her first court date where the juvenile court reviewed the neglect allegations related to substance abuse filed against her by the Department of Human Services. The judge ordered a removal of Caylee’s newborn baby and placed the baby with a family friend in temporary kinship care.

    1/2/2020

    New York’s Child Welfare Agency is Looking for Inaugural Parent Advisory Board Members

    New York, like every other state, has until 2021 to implement major federal child welfare reforms that incentivize keeping more families together after abuse or neglect claims, and disincentivized the use of group homes and residential care.

    Youth Services Insider
    A Federal Bill Could Boost Funds for Home Visiting Program for Parents

    12/30/2019

    The 2020 Spending Deal: A Full Breakdown of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Funding

    Just before the holidays, and amidst the contentious impeachment proceedings, both parties and both chambers hammered out a spending deal for fiscal 2020 that was then signed by President Donald Trump.