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Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals
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
New Child Welfare Head Faces Mountain of Challenges
Concerns Persist Over Child Welfare Cases Involving Mental Health
Human Factor Looms Large In ACS System
Child Welfare Changes Stir Hopes, Fears
Help For Immigrant Youth
Foster Kids To Get A Home
In One Year, City Says
To Keep Up With Cases
What Stands Between A
Child And A Lasting Family
The City's Latest
Hirings and Retirings
City's Proud of Millions
More For Child Support
For children stuck in New York State's child welfare system, New York has one of the worst outcomes for re-uniting families, placing children in safer adoptive homes, and trying 16- and 17-year-old offenders in criminal court.
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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.
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.
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 Ouarterly Housing Update, published by NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, provides up-to-date information on trends in the New York City housing market.
Hundreds of teens are in jail for crimes for which adult offenders would walk. Can the Probation Dept. reform its ways?