Family Court

The Administration for Children’s Services and its staffers’ union may have successfully scuttled two City Council bills that would require workers to advise parents and other caretakers of their rights at the start of a welfare investigation.
A statewide coalition of 60 juvenile justice organizations, public defenders, churches, elected officials and youth groups are holding a “digital rally” Thursday to launch the “Right2RemainSilent” campaign.
The end of in-person schooling is being felt even worse by children in city detention centers due to strict online instruction rules. Advocates say the students risk being left further behind.
Nearly three dozen young New Yorkers have fanned out across the city’s courtrooms to evaluate the transformation that halted the automatic prosecution of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.
Police defend offering water bottles to children in custody as a stealth method of collecting genetic evidence despite state law requiring consent.
Foster care agencies work to reunite families despite closed courts, a process made harder by parents’ inability to spend in-person time with kin.
New Yorkers will be able to request deferments due to “flu-like symptoms” or possible coronavirus exposure starting Friday, court officials said.
Judges, lawyers and litigants make do with trailers and courtroom swaps a decade after a promise of accessible new digs.
November is National Adoption Month. We recently visited several court ceremonies around New York as new families formed in time for Thanksgiving.
An amended law intended to quickly move kids out of the adult criminal system and ease the burden of extra court dates is having growing pains.
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