New York's Family Court ensures neither fair representation nor timely decisions in cases involving the most cherished and personal aspect of our lives, the relationships between parents and their children. This winter, new state legislative mandates, the impact of the Nixzmary Brown case and new initiatives at the city's Administration for Children's Services have converged to put new pressures on this overstressed institution. What will it take to finally fix Family Court?
Speakers: Danielle Bosket, Parent Honorable Lee Elkins, Judge, Kings County Family Court Wanjiro Gethaiga, Staff Social Worker, Center for Family Representation Ronald Richter, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Family Court Legal Services, NYC Administration for Children’s Services Tamara Steckler, Attorney-in-Charge, Juvenile Rights Division, The Legal Aid Society
Moderator: Andrew White, Director, Center for New York City Affairs
Made possible by the generous support of the Child Welfare Fund and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.