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 […]

Child Welfare

A Broken Wheelchair and Clothes that Don’t Fit: Judge Holds New York City Child Welfare Commissioner in Contempt Over Agency’s Treatment of Disabled Teen

In late 2017, a teen with severe disabilities found himself in New York City’s temporary shelter for foster youth. His doctor soon recommended a new wheelchair to replace his broken one. His school recommended physical […]

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 […]