People in New York City public housing are subject to more than double their share of police stops, according to government data recently filed in a class action lawsuit over police practices in public housing. Tenants of the New York City Housing Authority make up about five percent of the city’s population. In each of [...]
Over the past two years, the north shore community of Staten Island had more children placed in foster care than any other community district in New York City, according to a Child Welfare Watch analysis of Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) data. In 2010, the neighborhoods of St. George and Stapleton, near the Staten Island [...]
Christopher Guzman, 22, is one of 200 residents in a new supportive housing program for young adults leaving foster care with no place to go. Watch a tour of Guzman’s new home and hear, in his own words, about his life in transition.
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 10, Winter 2004/2005 (PDF) This report documents contradictions that have emerged as the city reduces the size of its foster care system, but struggles to boost investments in the alternative, preventive family support services that help keep families stable and together. The authors explain the changes overtaking the nonprofit foster care [...]
Supporting Stronger Families and Neighborhoods: City Hall and New York’s Family and Children’s Services
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 7, Winter 2001/2002 (PDF) Recommendations to the New Mayor and City Council at a Time of Transition in New York City Government. The Bloomberg administration has an opportunity to gain new trust from communities that have long held deep suspicion for City Hall and the city’s child welfare authorities. New policies [...]
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