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Coronavirus

New York Averts COVID-related Lapse in Early Intervention Therapy for Toddlers with Developmental Delays

Hundreds of New York state toddlers whose early intervention services were threatened by the possibility of missing a June 30 deadline because of COVID-19 precautions got a reprieve on Monday when the state moved the […]

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Child Welfare

Combat Police Brutality by Investing in Social Services

The hundreds of thousands of protesters who have flooded the streets in past weeks have forced a fundamental reckoning with the institutions and culture of white supremacy, both here in New York City and across […]

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Child Welfare

Faith-Based Movement to ‘Host’ Children of Struggling Families Hits Opposition in New York

In the summer of 2012, Corisma Gillespie hit a crisis point. Pregnant with her second child, the 20-year-old from the west side of Chicago had lost her job at McDonald’s. Her car was impounded, and […]

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Coronavirus

State Lawmakers Race the Clock to Prevent Hundreds of Foster Youth from Aging Out Alone

With dozens of foster youth reaching their 21st birthday each week and job prospects still bleak, state legislators in New York and California advocates have introduced bills that would preserve young people’s access to essential […]

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Justice

Youth Drive New York City’s George Floyd Protests Into Day 10, But Most Arrests Aren’t Juveniles, Early Data Suggests

Protests and vigils continued in New York and nationwide on Wednesday, nine days after the brutal killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis. These protests have blossomed […]