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PHILANTHROPIC DONATION TO HELP NEW YORK FIND HOMES FOR OLDER AND SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN (08.16.17)

Philanthropic Donation to Help New York Find Homes for Older and Special Needs Children

The Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2017

The expansion of the [Wendy’s Wonderful Kids] program comes two years after a federal lawsuit was filed against the city and the state on behalf of 19 children who child advocates and the city’s public advocate said languished in foster care, with some allegedly the victims of maltreatment.

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STATE’S TOP CHILD WELFARE AGENCY IS DOING BAD JOB OVERSEEING FOSTER CARE PROVIDERS, DINAPOLI STUDY SAYS (07.21.17)

State’s Top Child Welfare Agency is Doing Bad Job Overseeing Foster Care Providers, DiNapoli Study Says

Daily News, July 21, 2017

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s report blasted the Office of Children and Family Services for failing to ensure that local governments and volunteer agencies provide foster care that meets state requirements.

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RECENTLY INSTALLED NEW YORK CHILD WELFARE LEADER LOOKS TO REFORM SYSTEM

Recently Installed New York Child Welfare Leader Looks to Reform System

The Chronicle of Social Change, July 10, 2017

But while the number of children entering the system may have decreased, Lowry said, the kids already in the system have remained in care for some of the longest periods in the country. Moreover, she said, “What ACS has really not changed is the issue of accountability.”

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