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Group Amplifies Complaints by Foster-Care Parents, Kids
Exclusive Interview: New Child-Welfare Chief Eyes Change
Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals
Looking After the Welfare of Child Welfare Workers
False Abuse Reports Trouble Child Welfare Advocates
Push to Keep NY's Teens Out of Adult Court
Twenty-Something ... and Ready to be Adopted
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
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.
THE MYRIAD FORMS OF BULLYING CHILD ABUSE, SCHOOL, WORK, DATING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ELDER ABUSE AND ANIMAL ABUSE
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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.
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.
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.