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 20, 2022
Staffing Shortages Could Impact Lowest-Income Citizens’ Right to Legal Counsel
“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