Our Mission is to Keep Families Together
CFR provides families in crisis with free legal representation and social work services to enable children to stay with their parents safely. We work to keep children out of foster care or keep their time in care to a minimum. At CFR, we believe that every family matters.
Providing Parents Multidisciplinary Legal Representation Significantly Reduces Children’s Time in Foster Care, write Martin Guggenheim of @nyulaw and Susan Jacobs of @EveryFamilyCFR https://t.co/7GLOlyDT9w
The child welfare system is designed with a “deep schizophrenia” that tasks case workers w/ either helping parents gain the return of their children or permanently terminating parents’ rights w/each outcome viewed as perfectly acceptable-Martin Guggenheim https://t.co/0yA8xy2rMV
This study ... indicated that our clients’ children come home faster than when parents are represented by a solo practitioner & there’s no increased repeat maltreatment.- Michele Cortese @EveryFamilyCFR @Law360 #keepingfamiliestogether https://t.co/0yA8xy2rMV
CFR in the News
The article depicts the results of a research study conducted by researchers at NYU School of Law and Action Research about the impact of a multidisciplinary approach on child welfare cases.
Here are some highlighted quotes from the article:
"Some critics were potentially saying, ‘Are those kids as safe? If kids come home fast, is there a chance they’re coming home too fast?’” Cortese said. “This study ... indicated that our clients’ children come home faster than when parents are represented by a solo practitioner, and there’s no increased repeat maltreatment.
"There’s nothing that indicates they’re not as safe," Cortese said.
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