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To Keep Kids Out of Foster Care, New York City’s Child Welfare Agency Tries a Food Pantry

October 18, 2018

In an unmarked building at a busy Bronx intersection, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is trying something new.

Wisconsin Study Finds Foster Care Besting Reunification on Education Outcomes

July 23, 2018

Permanency, especially reunification with birth parents, is the priority for most child welfare systems. But reunification may be associated with lower educational achievement, according to a recent study based on Wisconsin data.

“Letters to the Editor, Live” Convenes Child Welfare Stakeholders to Discuss Media Coverage

July 10, 2018

The Chronicle of Social Change recently hosted its first event in New York City, soliciting live “letters to the editor” to spark conversation about what’s missing from media coverage of child welfare. 

New York City Official Demands a Plan After Child Known to Child Welfare Agency Dies

June 25, 2018

A prominent New York City official fired off a scathing letter last week to the Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell, alleging that his agency had failed to enact urgent reforms.

New York City Detention Staff Shortage Threatens Raise The Age Timeline

June 14, 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing a major challenge to his overhaul of the city’s juvenile justice system. As he prepares to move dozens of teen inmates out of the infamous adult prison on Rikers Island, he’s rushing to recruit hundreds of new juvenile counselors...

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