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Pushing Cops to Consider Kids When Arresting Parents
Growing Concern Over Broken Adoptions
Adoption Numbers in Question
Adoption: From an Option to a Mandate
One Foster Child's Choice? Not To Be Adopted
Solutions to Broken Adoptions May Lie in Gray Areas
Mixture of Hope and Concern for City's New Daycare Program
Life at the Epicenter of Stop-and-Frisk
Child Welfare Head: Family Court Crunch Escapes Pols' Notice
From Mom to Not in Seven Minutes: Inside Family Court
When Delays Dominate, Kids Lose
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
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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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.
New York stands virtually alone among states in allowing teenagers to be tried as adults and sentenced to adult prisons. Amid a wave of juvenile justice improvements, these children seem to have been forgotten.
The city's teenaged dads can make a huge difference in the lives of their kids. Yet they are forced to navigate Family Court with little guidance, and must deal with agencies and jurists who know next to nothing about them.
The former head of Alianza Dominicana responds to a City Limits story about a dispute between the nonprofit's workers and administrators.
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.
Hundreds of teens are in jail for crimes for which adult offenders would walk. Can the Probation Dept. reform its ways?