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Child Welfare

Parents’ Foster Care Placement Challenges Need Quick Resolutions, New York Appeals Court Rules

The New York City family court isn’t moving fast enough to hear some parents’ challenges of children’s foster care placements, a state appeals court ruled late last week.  And, within days of the ruling, advocates […]

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Child Welfare

New York City Scrambles for Staffing, Beds for Foster Youth Amid Pandemic

Panicked over looming staff shortages in foster care group homes, New York City nonprofit leaders spent the week pressuring Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration for help. Now, as coronavirus spreads to nearly 5,000 residents, the […]

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New York City Court’s Coronavirus Plan Might Mean Longer Stays in Foster Care or Youth Detention

New pandemic directives from New York City court officials may lead to longer stays in juvenile detention or foster care for some young people, The Chronicle of Social Change has learned.  A coronavirus response plan […]

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Child Welfare

New York City Foster Care Rushes to Prepare for Coronavirus

New York City’s foster care system has navigated crises before, especially after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. But the emergency plans nonprofits created after those disasters didn’t account for pandemics, and the city’s Administration for Children’s […]

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Child Welfare

New York City to Maintain Lower Caseloads for Foster Care Workers After Funding Win in Congress

New York City child welfare commissioner David Hansell suggested yesterday his agency would continue to maintain lower caseloads for foster youth case planners thanks to a federal bill passed by Congress last month. The Family […]