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NYS Citizen Review Panel's Budget and Legislative Priorities for 2017 to 2018

NYSED and NYS OCFS memo regarding Educational Stability and Transportation Provisions for Students in Foster Care in Title I, Part A as amended in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

2016 Administration for Children's Services New Foster Care Policies

CPS Intake Checklist
2016 CONNECTIONS Build, Intake Checklist, Foster Care Notification, and Foster Home Identification

Child Welfare Program's Integrated Family Team Conference Policy

Supporting Normative Experiences for Children
Applying the Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Standard

2016 New Foster Care Legislative Bills

Intro 1192<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=623ac91647&e=7bbb4ea5d7 would create an interagency task force to submit recommendations on improving the foster care system. The task force would consider issues such as education, health services for youth and prioritizing permanency, and would include city officials, ACS representatives, child advocates, former foster youth and a parent.

Intro 1191<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=faac3757fc&e=7bbb4ea5d7requires ACS to create three five-year plans on barriers to permanency, aided by a case study of a statistically significant sample of children who have spent at least two years in care.

Intro 1199<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=a5d4595db8&e=7bbb4ea5d7 would require ACS to provide all youth in foster care age 13 and up an annual survey on their experiences in foster care and with foster parents.

Intro 1190<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=164dc4b674&e=7bbb4ea5d7 would expand reporting on the educational success and stability of foster youth, including the percentage of children in foster care who remained in their school of origin after entering care and the school attendance rates of children in foster care.

Intro 1197<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=be0e3fe7fe&e=7bbb4ea5d7 also expands reporting on youth in care and former foster youth, and would also require reports on the number of youth who enter homeless shelters within 30 days, 90 days, 180 days or 1 year of their aging out.

Intro 1187<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=8f59f5fde7&e=7bbb4ea5d7 expands reporting on whether youth have government-issued identification, and Intro 1205<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=a689d1f963&e=7bbb4ea5d7 expands reporting requirements on high school graduation rates for youth in foster care.

And Res 1073<http://rhfdn.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d68aadc24a50c9985da94a11e&id=1396b88062&e=7bbb4ea5d7 urges the state legislature and Governor Cuomo to pass legislation to increase the existing housing subsidy for aged-out youth to $600 (currently $300) and raise age eligibility to 24 (currently 21). The resolution also urges the state to allow former foster youth to live with roommates.

More Resources

Winter 2017 Citizens Connection NCRP newsletter

Summer 2016 Citizens Connection NCRP newsletter

Federal Court decision rejecting NYS settlement of foster care suit against NYC ACS and NYS OCFS

10 Practices: A Child Welfare Leader's Desk Guide to Building a High-Performing Agency
This Desk Guide aims to inspire an urgent commitment to continual improvement and data-driven upgrades to child welfare systems.

"Home Is Where the Start Is: Expanding Home Visiting to Strengthen All of New York's Families"
A Report from The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy

"Proximity Bill Passes the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee"
Legislative update from the NY Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents

"Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities" Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) launches final report.

The Dissenting Report of the Honorable Judge Patricia M. Martin, CECANF Commissioner.

"Child Abuse Fatalities Commission Staggers to a Close" Youth Today article on CECANF final report

NYC Citizen Review Panel Members sign on as Amici Opposing the Expansion of Article 10 to Pregnant Woman. Submitted by NYC Panel Members

Testimony to the New York City Council at the Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget Hearing March 17, 2015. Testimony by Gladys Carrión, Commissioner of NYC Administration for Children’s Services. Submitted by David Lansner, Esq., NYC Panel member

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