Is There Hope for Family Court, the “Saddest Place in New York”?

Is There Hope for Family Court, the “Saddest Place in New York”?

February 12, 2016 | by 

The potential for reform in the notoriously slow and ineffective New York City family court is growing. This report from Child Welfare Watch looks at various factors, including a pilot project focused on babies in the Bronx, that could make a difference for families involved in the system. With a deep look at data from the city, including caseloads, permanencies, and more, the report describes dysfunction in the family court system while acknowledging the potential for change.

The potential for reform in the notoriously slow and ineffective New York City family court is growing. This report from Child Welfare Watch looks at various factors, including a pilot project focused on babies in the Bronx, that could make a difference for families involved in the system. With a deep look at data from the city, including caseloads, permanencies, and more, the report describes dysfunction in the family court system while acknowledging the potential for change. Read the report here.