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Blurred Lines Between Advocates and Adversaries
Juvenile Justice System Excludes Many Youthful Wrongdoers
React, Reform, Repeat: A Round of Change Faces Family Court
A Separate System With Special Rules
'Kinship' Approach Shows Promise
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
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.
Rachel Blustain won first place in the category of best article on a social issue at the 2014 Ippies coordinated by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
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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"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."
A third of the kids in foster care diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with off-label antipsychotic drugs. That's too many children getting medicine we know too little about.
Poor parents are no more likely to hurt or neglect their kids, the author argues. They're just more likely to be punished for failings both real and imagined.
A shortage of judges means some children and their families spend years in the system, exacerbating whatever problems brought them there in the first place.
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.
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.