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. 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. 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 [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 11, Summer 2005 (PDF) This issue of Child Welfare Watch highlights some of the new initiatives that are improving parental visits for children in foster care, providing homes where families can reunify after children have been removed from the home, and creating much-needed pilot mental health clinics in foster care agencies. [...]
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 [...]
Child Welfare Watch, Vol. 9, Fall 2003 (PDF) This report documents changes in policy, practice and enforcement in the wake of the federal injunction imposed in the Nicholson v. Williams class action lawsuit. The lawsuit challenged the practice of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, in cases of suspected abuse and neglect that involve domestic [...]
Child Welfare Watch Vol. 8, Fall 2002 (PDF) This edition of Child Welfare Watch offers an in-depth examination of the issues facing teenagers in New York City’s foster care system.
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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- Child Welfare in the Storm: What Happens to Vulnerable Families after a Disaster? November 14, 2012
- A Need for Correction: Reforming New York’s Juvenile Justice System October 20, 2009
- For Years, Half of all NYPD Trespass Stops Were in Public Housing October 25, 2012
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- Budget Cuts Proposed for Afterschool and Childcare Programs… Again March 7, 2013
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- 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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