Tag: Administration for Children’s Services (NYC)

He Didn’t Abuse His Daughter. The State Took Her Anyway.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For the first five years of his daughter Amanda’s life, Ping N., a restaurant manager in Manhattan, lived with his little girl and her mother. He tucked her into bed at night and enjoyed spoiling her with her favorite […]

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A Fiji Junket, a Padlocked Office and a Pioneering Nonprofit’s Collapse

For 25 years, the Child Welfare Organizing Project, a group of mostly low-income black and Hispanic mothers in New York City whose children had been taken away from them, managed to turn their pain into policy. The nonprofit is credited with pushing for changes that helped to steer the precipitous drop in the number of […]

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A Child Bumps Her Head. What Happens Next Depends on Race.

When a child experiences a mild head injury and a parent seeks medical attention, what happens next in New York City seems to depend on the ZIP code and the color of the parent’s skin. In April, the actress Jenny Mollen, wife of the actor Jason Biggs and resident of Manhattan’s affluent West Village, announced […]

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