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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.

Youth Services Insider

11/18/2020

Biden Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Leaders: Some Logical Candidates

President-Elect Joe Biden and First Lady-to-Be Jill Biden. Photo: Facebook
Team Biden has already started to fill in White House leadership amidst what promises to be the most awkward transition in modern history.

Family First Act

11/16/2020

Biden Should Keep Jerry Milner at Children’s Bureau

The election of former Vice President Joe Biden provides an opportunity to end the war against poor families waged by the Trump administration. President Trump sought to deny millions of Americans – including children – health care, food stamps and cash assistance.

11/11/2020

Second Black Senator in Washington History Rose From Youth Homelessness

T’wina Nobles will soon be sworn in as the second Black senator in the history of the Washington legislature. Photo courtesy of Nobles
Washington’s newest state senator-elect from the 28th District defies one troubling statistic after another: T’wina Nobles will become the only Black member of the Senate and the first to be elected to the Legislature in a decade.

Youth Services Insider
President Joe Biden's first proposed budget would put millions toward things like alternatives to youth incarceration.

11/11/2020

The Biden Transition Team: Key Players on Family and Justice

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Photo courtesy of Facebook
President-Elect Joe Biden has kicked off what might be a bit of a fraught transition by naming hundreds of people to his agency review teams, which are generally responsible for getting a bead on operations across the sprawling federal bureaucracy and developing a “Day One” agenda for the administration.