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Q&A with Family Court’s Top Judge
City Investigating Home for LGBT Youth
Advocates: '12 Budget Dance Has Heavier Beat
City Probe Uncovered Operator’s Power
Brooklyn Edges: LGBT Youth Relive Life's Drama On Stage
Driving? Fuhgeddabout it! Brooklyn Stats Say Transit Rules
Privatization's Risks Involve More Than Money
Workers, Kids Suffer in Corruption Probe's Aftermath
New Child Welfare Head Faces Mountain of Challenges
Concerns Persist Over Child Welfare Cases Involving Mental Health
Budget Cut Avoided, But Children's Services Still Show Strain
Human Factor Looms Large In ACS System
What Cuts Will Cost: Children's Learning, Parents' Work
Grandparents Who Parent Are Facing Budget Cuts
Credits As Collateral: Schools Withhold Records If Debts Unpaid
Cuomo's Cuts Could Hit The Poor
Questions About Mayor's Plan To Run Youth Jails
For Transgender Homeless, Choice Of Shelter Can Prevent Violence
Overhauling New York City Juvenile Justice
Child Welfare Changes Stir Hopes, Fears
More than 70,000 children enter New York City’s child protective network or juvenile justice system in a typical year. From family court to foster care, secure detention facilities to adoption, child welfare policy is where compelling desires to protect children, respect families and ensure public safety meet—and sometimes clash.
The IBO depicts a profound change at the Administration for Children's Services, with preventive offerings replacing foster care as the agency's go-to policy. But questionable budget decisions undercut the impact of the shift.
The recent indictment of two Administration for Children's Services workers in the death of a Brooklyn four-year-old has focused new attention on the city's system for detecting and stopping child abuse and neglect. In this interview, City Limits' Helen Zelon explains how legal process and human nature interact in the child welfare system.
The Administration of Children’s Services has announced the appointment of Charles Barrios, a licensed psychotherapist with decades of service at Good Shepherd Services in Brooklyn, as Deputy Commissioner for Family Support Services.
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Whether they are victims of child abuse or lose a parent to murder, kids in some neighborhoods get treated differently when faced with tragedy. Readers and viewers must demand better.
Come Election Day, voters will decide whether to raise the retirement age of judges to deal with civil and criminal court backlogs. But nothing is being done for Family Court, which oversees New York's most vulnerable.
Despite alarming cases of abuse, the child welfare system still lacks strict safeguards to make sure parents who earn fees to care for children actually provide a nurturing home.
Child abuse and neglect aren't the only ways parents can hurt children. In high-conflict custody cases, kids are often quiet victims.
No one's sure how often adopted children end up back in foster care. What is certain is that blood relationships are often too deep or complex for court action to sever them.
This infographic chart, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (www.icphusa.org) showcases educational attainment in the Bronx for adults (25 years and older).
In 2010, tens of thousands of votes in New York did not count due to overvotes — the invalid selection of more than one candidate. This report demonstrates how the lack of adequate overvote protections disproportionately affected the state's poorest communities, suggests commonsense reforms, and examines national implications.