About Us

About the Center for Family Representation

CFR is a groundbreaking nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to keeping families together and keeping children out of the foster care system. Every CFR client works with a team of professionals comprised of a lawyer, a social worker, and a parent advocate—a trained professional who has experienced the child welfare system firsthand and has successfully reunited with her family.

CFR achieves excellent results in keeping children out of foster care and keeping their time in care to a minimum.

Our management and staff have a wealth of experience in the fields of family law and child welfare. They provide and participate in trainings, serve on committees and work groups, and make policy recommendations to benefit families. Our Board and Junior Board are experienced professionals and dedicated advocates on our behalf.

Every day, CFR makes a real difference in the lives of New York’s children and families. Thank you for supporting our work.