Where We Stand

The Value of Being a Social Worker

November 30th, 2015 by

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW-NYC) Currents invited me to share my thoughts about how being a social worker as the head of a child welfare agency makes a difference. Click here to read the article.    

The Family Stability and Kinship Care Act

August 19th, 2015 by

Please read this important  City Limits article  about The Family Stability and Kinship Care Act and Senator Ron Wyden’s push for greater flexibility in federal funding to strengthen families. If the bill passes, the federal government would make matching funds available for the first time ever for services to keep children deemed at risk of foster-care placement at […]

A Letter to David Brooks

June 22nd, 2015 by

June 19, 2015 Mr. David Brooks The New York Times 620 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018 Dear Mr. Brooks: As an organization devoted to helping young people envision and achieve success as adults, we read with interest your recent column entitled “How Adulthood Happens.”   It offers reassuring wisdom to both young adults and their parents about […]

NYS Assembly Passes The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act

March 16th, 2015 by

  The New York State Assembly today unanimously passed legislation to save lives by preventing the exploitation of children and adults who are victims of human trafficking. The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act will improve New York State’s response to human trafficking and increase the accountability of buyers and traffickers. Under the leadership of Sanctuary […]

Mayor Signs Foster Care Bills

October 1st, 2014 by

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a series of bills into law that address the needs and issues of children in foster care. The bills require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report information related to youth in the foster care system on an annual basis. Specifically, Intro. 104-A, sponsored by Public Advocate Letitia […]