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 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
June 28, 2021
CFR Presented with a $9,325 Grant
“Funding from the New York Bar Foundation enables CFR to provide free legal and social work services to vulnerable families to address issues that disrupt their stable housing and public benefits, impacting their ability to keep their families together.”Read More
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
March 1, 2021
Backfire: When Reporting Domestic Violence Means You Get Investigated for Child Abuse
"Lawyers who represent parents in New York City Family Courts often argue that ACS practices would not be tolerated in communities with money or political influence...It’s a one-size-fits-all, bullying approach."Read More