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 to parents and youth, primarily in Queens and Manhattan. 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 $48 million in reduced foster care costs. More importantly, we’ve made it possible for thousands of children and youth to grow up in their homes and communities.
THE LATEST WITH CFR
May 11, 2021
As New York Legalizes Marijuana, Parent Advocates Push Child Welfare Agencies to Adapt
“It’s always assumed that the reason things are happening in a family is because of the use of marijuana.”Read More
January 10, 2021
New York City Must Provide WiFi to Homeless Families
“The consequences of the city’s failure to address the urgent need for WiFi in shelters extend beyond children falling behind in school.”Read More