Families and Children

Overview

The Center for Court Innovation has developed a range of programs intended to improve how the justice system works with children. Although varied, these programs share an emphasis on improved information to ensure children receive appropriate, timely services; links to community-based agencies to help enhance children's well-being; customized responses that provide children greater protection and support; improved accountability to enhance the system's responsiveness; and a focus (when appropriate) on addressing children's needs within the context of their families.

Publications

School Safety in New York City: Policy, Practice, and Programs from 2002 to 2013

School Safety in New York City: Policy, Practice, and Programs from 2002 to 2013

By Lama Hassoun Ayoub

This brief aims to inform school safety policy for the incoming mayoral administration of Bill de Blasio as well as other stakeholders in New York City. It describes changes in school safety practice, policy, and programs during the previous administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2002-2013). The brief was funded by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor's Office in late 2013.

Audio

Parent Support Program Helps Repair Parent-Child Relationships

Parent Support Program Helps Repair Parent-Child Relationships

The graduation of seven fathers serves as a jumping off point for Liberty Aldrich, director of the Center for Court Innovation's family and domestic violence programming, to discuss the Kings County Parent Support Program, which links non-custodial parents with needed services to increase child support payments and maintain healthy parent-child relationships.

Interviews

Amy Pumo, Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, the Bronx, New York

Amy Pumo, Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program, the Bronx, New York

Amy Pumo is the director of the Child and Adolescent Witness Support Program located in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office.

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Publications

Supervised Visitation

Supervised Visitation

By Kathryn Ford and Samantha Moore

A paper that looks at what courts should know when working with supervised visitation programs.

Articles

Youth Justice Board Presents Recommendations on Permanency Planning

Youth Justice Board Presents Recommendations on Permanency Planning

The Center’s Youth Justice Board conducted a year-long study of New York City’s permanency planning process. The resulting report proposes 14 specific recommendations to improve the court experiences and outcomes for adolescents in foster care.

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Most Popular Research

Publications

I Got Arrested! Now What?

I Got Arrested! Now What?

By Members of the Youth Justice Board

A comic book for young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Created by the Youth Justice Board, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, graphic artist Danica Novgorodoff and the New York City Department of Probation.

Video

Attendance Video

Attendance Video

A look at the Attendance Achievement Program, a pilot program that offers schools a new tool to combat chronic absenteeism by supporting students and their families.

Publications

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City: Executive Summary

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City: Executive Summary

By Richard Curtis, Meredith Dank, Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Melissa Labriola, Amy Muslim, Michael Rempel and Karen Terry

This Executive Summary highlights major findings from a two-volume study exploring the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and evaluating a coordinated effort to find solutions in New York City.

Contact
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