Amicus Brief In Support of Children in Arizona’s Broken Child Welfare System: B.K. v. McKay
Children’s Defense Fund-NY joined the nation’s leading child advocates in a friend of the court brief, filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of over 18,000 children in Arizona foster care. The lawsuit seeks state-wide reforms to improve investigations of child maltreatment, to increase the number and array of foster placements available for children removed from their families, to decrease the use of emergency shelters and group homes, and to address long-standing failures in the state’s physical and behavioral health services for foster youth.
July 6, 2018
2018 House Farm Bill Calls for Stricter Work Requirements to Maintain SNAP Eligibility: What does this mean for New York State’s Children and Families?
The 2014 Farm Bill is set to expire on September 30, 2018. The House’s proposed 2018 Farm Bill was rejected by Congress on May 18, 2018, but is up for reconsideration by June 22, 2018. Among various provisions, the House’s Farm Bill calls for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to uphold monthly eligibility standards as part of its tightened work requirements. The stricter and more demanding requirements are predicted to have devastating results on SNAP – which serves as one of the nation’s most effective and popular anti-hunger programs to date.
June 20, 2018
The Senate 2018 Farm Bill Aims to Improve SNAP Benefits
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow released the Senate Farm Bill on June 8, 2018. The Bill includes a bipartisan nutrition title that aims to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), an anti-hunger program that was reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill. Unlike the House’s proposed Farm Bill that is up for reconsideration by June 22, 2018, the Senate recognizes SNAP’s success – after all, one in four United States children participate in SNAP.
June 20, 2018
Testimony for the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety Oversight Hearing on NYPD’s Gang Takedown Efforts
Our testimony intends to highlight the ways that intersections between current gang policing, school policing, and school discipline threatens to push more young people of color out of City schools and into the justice system.
June 13, 2018
NYC Needs More School Social Workers for Homeless Students
Amy Pantoja, Beat the Odds Scholar, talks about the importance of getting more social workers focused on education for homeless students in New York City
June 6, 2018
Unaccompanied Migrant Youth Service Needs and Gaps in the New York Metropolitan Area
Unaccompanied migrant youth are one of the most defenseless populations in the New York Metropolitan Area. Despite New York’s vibrant history of immigrants and its leadership to make progress in addressing the needs of these populations, many challenges still exist. Migrant youth flee their home countries due to dangerous situations such as violence, domestic abuse, and
exploitation. Youth seek safety in the United States; however, they often face many hardships once they enter the U.S. and try to adapt to life in the country. Although many changes to immigration policy have occurred since the initial research for this report, the key findings and recommendations remain crucial to providing assistance to this highly vulnerable population.
April 13, 2018
CDF-NY Urges the City to Address Increased Reliance on Suspensions and
A new report released by the Department of Education as part of the Student Safety Act shows that, after years of movement, progress to end school pushout in New York City has stalled. Data from July to December 2017, when compared to the same time period in 2016, indicates an increase of 20.9% in total suspensions – rising from 12,000 to 14,502.
April 2, 2018
The Executive Budget Disproportionately Targets Low-Income Children: Legislators Need to Protect Them
A partnership between the Children's Defense Fund- NY, the Schuyler Center, the Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Agenda, and Westchester Children’s Association to alert policymakers to the Executive Budget’s cumulative impacts on New York State’s children.
February 28, 2018
RECURSOS PARA ORGANIZACIONES DE FE INTERESADOS EN INMIGRATIÓN
Como organizaciones de fe entendemos el valor y significado histórico de proveer santuario en nuestra congregación a los pobres y desamparados. Este es un concepto antiguo que trasciende fronteras y religiones juntando comunidades para celebrar y proteger la santidad de vida. Nuestros valores de amor y compasión para nuestros vecinos, sean quien sea, es lo que fortalece nuestro compromiso social de paz, justicia, y prosperidad.
February 14, 2018
CDF-NEW YORK’S 2018-19 STATE LEGISLATIVE AND BUDGET PRIORITIES
CDF-NEW YORK’S BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES aim to optimize prior investments in New York’s children and take bold new steps toward ensuring a fair and successful passage to adulthood.
February 14, 2018