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.
THE LATEST WITH CFR
February 26, 2024
Black parents in NY need to know their rights
CFR and other leading public defender organizations wrote a joint op-ed for Black History Month about the importance of Black parents knowing their rights.Read More