Child Welfare Watch Report Vol. 22, Winter 2012/2013 (PDF) In the past decade, New York City has transformed its treatment of children and young adults who get in trouble with the law. The city has cut the number of kids it sends to juvenile lockups by two-thirds, investing in a system of alternative programs that [...]
Child Welfare Watch Report Vol. 21, Winter 2011/2012 (PDF) Nearly five years ago, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services launched a plan to create a culture of community participation and transparency in the child welfare system, which is responsible for protecting children and assisting families in crisis. Its Community Partnership Initiative sought to establish [...]
Child Welfare Watch Volumes 19 & 20, Winter 2010/2011 (PDF) Last year, more than 1,100 New Yorkers aged 18 or older left the city’s foster care system. A few were enrolled in college. Others found steady jobs and affordable places to live. But many more were on the insecure fringes of the economy, without stable [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 18, Fall 2009 (PDF) Half the children housed in New York State’s juvenile correctional facilities suffer from mental illness, yet there is not one psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse on the staff of the state Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), which runs the facilities. That’s one of the findings of [...]
Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 17, Spring 2009 (PDF) The Center for New York City Affairs and the Center for an Urban Future today issued a joint report documenting the issues facing poor and working class parents with mental illness and their children. Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 17, “Hard Choices: Caring for the children of mentally [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 16, Summer 2008 (PDF) The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and the Center for an Urban Future today issued a joint report on child welfare documenting the city’s increased reliance on foster families to care for children with emotional and mental health issues. Child Welfare Watch, [...]
Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 15, Winter 2007/2008 (PDF) New York City is charging a growing number of families with abuse and neglect, leaving Family Court overwhelmed and more children spending longer periods in foster care. This edition of Child Welfare Watch reports on the difficulties of moving children out of foster care in a timely [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 14, Summer 2007 (PDF) New York City’s family support system is at a critical juncture. The city has increased its investment by more than $70 million per year in preventive family support services since 2005. But those investments have coincided with a surge in abuse and neglect reports and a 53 [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 13, Winter 2006/2007 (PDF) There are hundreds of New York City children with developmental disabilities in foster care, and thousands more in families investigated each year by child protective services following reports of suspected abuse or neglect. But because of decades of conflict between the city and state government, many of [...]
Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 12, Winter 2005/2006 (PDF) The Winter 2005/2006 edition of Child Welfare Watch reports on the city’s Family Court, the beginnings of reform, and the chaotic upsurge in cases following the Nixzmary Brown murder. Even before the rapid increase in abuse and neglect cases filed in Family Court since mid-January, the city’s [...]
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RECENT CWW REPORTS
Brushes with the law:
Young New Yorkers and the Criminal Justice System.
One Step Back:
The Delayed Dream of Community Partnerships.
A Better Future for Youth Leaving Foster Care.
A Need for Correction:
Reforming New York's Juvenile Justice System.
- For Years, Half of all NYPD Trespass Stops Were in Public Housing October 25, 2012
- Child Welfare in the Storm: What Happens to Vulnerable Families after a Disaster? November 14, 2012
- Case Closed: Thousands More Teens Are Now Diverted From Juvenile Court December 10, 2012
- A Need for Correction: Reforming New York’s Juvenile Justice System October 20, 2009
- One Step Back: The Delayed Dream of Community Partnerships January 10, 2012
- Budget Cuts Proposed for Afterschool and Childcare Programs… Again March 7, 2013
- Would Prison Closures Prevent Children’s Visits with Their Moms? February 8, 2013
- Budget Cuts Could Put New Burdens on Family Court January 31, 2013
- The Correctional Association’s Critique of Juvenile Justice Oversight Plan January 25, 2013
- Oversight for New Juvenile Justice Homes January 16, 2013
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