Narrowing the Front Door to the Child Welfare System
December 08, 2021
In NYC, the COVID-19 shutdown forced a temporary but radical reduction in the child welfare system—halving the number of reports, investigations, and family separations. Hosted by Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service, join an diverse group of allies as they envision a new future.See Highlights
October 21, 2021
A special thanks to everyone who joined us for this unique experience to learn more about the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and the mothers, fathers and youth we advocate for and represent every day through our holistic model.See Highlights
October 06, 2021
Another Crisis at the U.S. Border: Haiti, Title 42, and International Law
As the world recently bore witness to the devastating way the U.S. treated Haitian refugees coming to our borders seeking safety, one thing is clear: We must critically examine the ways in which we respond to the persons and families that come to the U.S. border seeking our protection. Join us for a convening of experts who will discuss the most recent crisis at the U.S. border. Panelists will provide further details into this and similar instances of human rights violations at our border.See Highlights
June 16, 2021
Strengthened Bonds Symposium
For those of you who missed the Columbia Journal of Race and Law “Strengthened Bonds Symposium,” celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dorothy Roberts’ book “Shattered Bonds,” the videos are now up on the Columbia Law School website. Here’s where to find all the videos.
Be sure and watch the panel on Family Surveillance – CFR staff Tehra Coles, Hope Newton, Jen Feinberg, and Charlotte Baughman were among the presenters!
May 20, 2021
National Conference on Parent Representation
CFR staff were presenters at this year’s ABA’s national conference where parent mentors, social workers, and attorneys gathered to learn about creative advocacy in uncertain times, concrete lawyering skills, significant federal changes supporting representation at the local level and ways our community can reimagine the child welfare system.See Highlights