Child Welfare

New York’s Child Welfare Agency is Looking for Inaugural Parent Advisory Board Members

New York, like every other state, has until 2021 to implement major federal child welfare reforms that incentivize keeping more families together after abuse or neglect claims, and disincentivized the use of group homes and […]

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 […]

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New York “Raised the Age” of Criminal Responsibility this Week. It’s a Major Reform. Is the State Ready?

New York politicians and youth advocates celebrated a major juvenile justice reform this week. The state was one of only two that treated all older teens as adults in the eyes of the law until […]