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New York Governor Signs Retroactive Youthful Offender Bill

8/26/2021

In New York, New Hope that Gov. Hochul’s Pledge to Support Families Will Extend to Child Welfare

Tests of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's commitment will play out in the coming months, as she chooses whether to sign or veto critical child welfare legislation.

Kathy Hochul, left, will step in to serve as governor of New York now that Andrew Cuomo has resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations.

8/10/2021

With Cuomo Resignation, Kathy Hochul Will Be New York’s First Woman Governor

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will soon take over as New York’s first female governor, following the Tuesday resignation of disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo Harassment Condemned by Head of New York’s State Agency for Children and Families

8/5/2021

Cuomo Harassment Condemned by Head of New York’s State Agency for Children and Families

On Aug. 5, Commissioner Sheila Poole of the Office of Children and Family Services emailed her staff condemning Cuomo’s actions, but stopped short of calling for his resignation.

Youth Services Insider
President Joe Biden has chosen Florida lawyer José Javier Rodríguez to lead the Employment and Training Administration.

7/26/2021

Biden Picks Florida Lawyer to Lead Youth Workforce and Employment Development

President Joe Biden has chosen a former harsh critic of Florida’s unemployment system to oversee the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration.

Eric Adams is the Democratic mayoral candidate.

7/7/2021

Eric Adams Declared Winner of New York City’s Democratic Mayoral Primary

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and former police officer, was declared winner of the Democratic primary vote Tuesday night.

Eric Adams is poised to become the Democratic candidate in the New York City mayoral race.

6/24/2021

What Has New York City’s Likely Mayor-In-Waiting, Eric Adams, Said About Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice?

Eric Adams has a commanding early lead in this week’s Democratic primary vote counting for New York City mayor, making him the strong favorite to replace the outgoing mayor next year and head one of the nation’s largest child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

2/23/2021

Leaving Classroom Behind, New State Senator Takes Leadership Role for New York’s Children and Families

State Sen. Jabari Brisport (D) is the new chair of the New York state Senate’s committee on children and families. Photo courtesy of New York Senate
Last month, leadership of the New York state Senate’s Committee on Children and Families, passed to one of its newest senators, Jabari Brisport — who was born two years after his predecessor, Sen.

Assembly member Andrew Hevesi trauma

2/16/2021

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi Zeroes in on Preventing Childhood Trauma

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi is shifting his focus towards preventing early trauma that can compound into a multitude of lifelong problems.

1/4/2021

We are Overdue for a Revolution in Child Welfare

Although child welfare reform has been a topic of conversation for many years, what is often meant by “reform” is evolutionary or incremental change, which are efforts to make the current system better, but not fundamentally different.