Join CFR for our 2024 Gala!

CFR’s gala is the organization’s largest fundraising event of the year and is typically attended by more than 350 guests from across the sector.

Keeping families together since 2002

We work to prevent or minimize the time any child spends in the foster system or any young person spends in jail. We firmly believe that Every Family Matters.

Together we can make an #impact

Your generosity helps support the families and youth we serve every day.

Justice in Action: Spring 2024 Newsletter

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) at CFR

We're Hiring!

CFR is seeking candidates for a number of positions in our Bronx, Manhattan and Queens offices.

Events & Trainings

Check out our events page for events and trainings presented by CFR staff.

2,400 Clients

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Served by CFR in
New York City each year.

Clients Served by CFR in New York City each year.

Working in the courts and in the community, we provide free legal representation, social work services and mentoring to support parents and youth, primarily in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. Beginning as a family defender agency, working primarily with parents in family court, we’ve expanded to advocate for parents during investigations, and in civil, immigration and criminal matters. And recently, we’ve brought our service model to youth at risk of family separation through incarceration. Since 2002, we estimate we’ve saved the government over $50 million in reduced foster system costs. More importantly, we’ve made it possible for thousands of children and youth to grow up in their homes and communities.