‘Until Albany finally repeals 50a and until we have an administration with a zero-tolerance approach to NYPD misconduct, local District Attorneys must themselves start to hold these officers accountable.’
‘In 2018, the number of children in foster care in New York City fell another 6 percent, while nationally the number of young people in foster care has steadily increased over the last few years.’
The number of foster-care cases in New York City has dropped substantially over recent years. But what has risen over the same period is the number of children who suffer abuse while in foster care.
ACS says it has a plan to deal with the rising incidence of abuse incidents involving kids in foster care. But making it work could prove to be a challenge.
During the holiday season, many readers may be visiting senior family members or friends—and that’s a good time to check on their well-being.
A pilot program gives women alleging abuse the chance to obtain a temporary order of protection via videoconference, allowing them to avoid the dangers and difficulties inherent in a trip to court. Can the program expand without raising fairness concerns?
Nine additional judgeships were added to the New York City Family Court system in 2015, the first increase since 1990—a period over which caseloads swelled by 23 percent.
A reform advocate, a former inmate and the head of the correction officers union discussed where the reforms of Rikers stand, whether they go far enough and what’s driving the surge in violence.
The mayor tabs a civil-rights lawyer to head the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The police unions cry out. The sequence suggests bold change is afoot. The record suggests otherwise, this author says.