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Child Welfare

New York City Overhauls Short-Term Foster Care Shelter After Judge’s Contempt Order

New York City Council confronted the commissioner who oversees foster care again yesterday over his agency’s temporary intake center for foster youth, after news reports described child neglect and chaos at the facility. David Hansell, […]

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Child Welfare

New York City Chips In $10 Million to Pair Older Foster Youth with Life Coaches Through Age 26

A foundation-funded advocacy push to provide full-time life coaches to New York City foster youth has secured an initial investment in next year’s budget, City Hall sources have confirmed to The Chronicle of Social Change. […]

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 […]

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Child Welfare

New York City Council Confronts Child Welfare Agency Over Emergency Parent-Child Separations

New York City Council pressed the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell on Tuesday over a steep increase in emergency removals of children from parents who have been accused of child neglect or […]