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Child Welfare

New York City’s Patchwork System for Homeless Youth Heavy on Crisis Response, Weak on Prevention and Coordination

A team from the University of Chicago think-tank Chapin Hall is about to publish one of the first comprehensive surveys of a hard-to-track segment of homeless New Yorkers: Youth and young adults on the streets […]

Child Welfare

Is New York State Responsible for Some Long Stayers at the City’s Temporary Foster Home? City Child Welfare Commissioner Thinks So

New York City Council questioned the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) this week about a teenager who was left living in a broken wheelchair in a short-term home for foster youth for more than a […]

Stephen Levin at a General Welfare committee hearing on December 17
Child Welfare

New York City Councilman: More Support for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care and Accused Parents

New York City Councilman Stephen Levin (D) is an unlikely foster care system watchdog. His council district encompasses upscale Brooklyn enclaves like Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO – neighborhoods that send relatively few children into foster […]