Results & Reach

Our model dramatically shortens the time children spend in foster care. A major research study by NYU School of Law and Action Research, funded by the Casey Family Foundation, confirmed what CFR’s data has shown all along.

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families and 5,253 children were served last year. We help families avoid foster care, improve visiting arrangements for separated families, and work towards reunification.


of our clients avoid foster care altogether. Since 2007, our median length of stay is 6.4 months, compared to 11.5 months for all children citywide before CFR began working with parents in a high volume capacity.


of our client’s children were safely returned from foster care to their families last year.


in government savings since 2007. Our model not only produces results, it’s also cost-effective.


total cost of a CFR team no matter how many children are in a family. In comparison, it costs a minimum of $77,000 a year to keep one child in foster care in New York City.


instances where CFR improved visiting arrangements for parents with children in foster care last year. We help parents stay close to their families while working towards reunification.


commissions that CFR staff serve on addressing child welfare reform. We are recognized experts in family preservation, interdisciplinary team practice, and securing justice for families.


number of practitioners CFR trains across the country annually, including judges, caseworkers, and attorneys representing parents and children.


CFR is the only NYC-based provider serving on the New York State Commission on Parental Legal Representation, which recommends statewide reforms to improve representation and supports for parents facing family court prosecution and foster care.

Marc, a client of CFR’s, recently reunified with his daughter. This video tells the story of how CFR worked with Marc through his challenges with the family court system, how he lost his child to foster care, and how he successfully reunified with his daughter with the help of CFR.