No Evidence of Pandemic Child Abuse Surge in New York City, But Some See Other Crises For Child Welfare System
Reports of child abuse in NYC dropped after the coronavirus struck and have not returned to previous levels, but some warn of other crises.
New York City Leaders Push For Mayor to Increase Funding for Foster Youth Coaches
Too Many Black Families Get Caught in Child Welfare’s ‘Front Door,’ Advocates and System Leaders in New York Agree
New York City Overhauls Short-Term Foster Care Shelter After Judge’s Contempt Order
New York City Council confronted the commissioner who oversees foster care again yesterday over his agency’s temporary intake center for foster youth, after news reports described child neglect and chaos at the facility.
New York City Chips In $10 Million to Pair Older Foster Youth with Life Coaches Through Age 26
A foundation-funded advocacy push to provide full-time life coaches to New York City foster youth has secured an initial investment in next year’s budget, City Hall sources have confirmed to The Imprint.
Is New York State Responsible for Some Long Stayers at the City’s Temporary Foster Home? City Child Welfare Commissioner Thinks So
New York City Council questioned the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) this week about a teenager who was left living in a broken wheelchair in a short-term home for foster youth for more than a year.
New York City Councilman: More Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care and Accused Parents
New York City Councilman Stephen Levin (D) is an unlikely foster care system watchdog. His council district encompasses upscale Brooklyn enclaves like Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO – neighborhoods that send relatively few children into foster placements – yet he chairs the council committee with oversight of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), one of the largest local child welfare agencies in the country.
New York City Council Confronts Child Welfare Agency Over Emergency Parent-Child Separations
New York City Council pressed the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell on Tuesday over a steep increase in emergency removals of children from parents who have been accused of child neglect or abuse.