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.
Funding from the New York Bar Foundation enables @EveryFamilyCFR to provide free legal & social work services to vulnerable families whose children are at risk of #fostercare" said CFR Executive Director, Michele Cortese. #keepingfamiliestogether #nonprofit
What families understand about #childwelfare is what the public needs to come to understand. This thread: https://t.co/h3lXFmjj99
CFR in the News
“It’s the rare situation where the need to protect a child means their interest is distinct from their parents,” she said. “This dialogue should be about families. Especially when we’re talking about poor people, we feel that supporting the sanctity of the family is worth going the distance.”
Read the full article here.
CFR's Board member, Martin Guggenheim, and CFR's Special Counsel, Susan Jacob, published a landmark study in the Child Law Practice (CLP) Today, entitled, "Providing Parents Multidisciplinary Legal Representation Significantly Reduces Children's Time in Foster Care."
Read about the study here.