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.
Poor and at risk of losing their kids: Moms and dads under ACS investigation deserve more legal help @EveryFamilyCFR @NYDailyNews #keepingfamiliestogether https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-poor-and-at-high-risk-of-family-separation-20191214-666f5zyjyjb7bextlauufdiewy-story.html?outputType=amp
@ReadRiseMag @LegalAidNYC @EveryFamilyCFR @nyulaw TAKE ACTION: A bill to make the SCR system fairer is on @NYGovCuomo's desk. Call today to urge him to sign it into law!
We have a #YouTube acct & hope you subscribe! If you came to our Gala last June, you saw a wonderful video that told Marc and Anika’s story. If you missed the gala this year, you can watch it here. #keepingfamiliestogether https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48AmC9WRTY4
CFR in the News
The article tells the story of one of CFR's clients who lost her newborn to the Administration of Children Services (ACS), and with the help of CFR, safely reunified with her child.
Here are some highlighted quotes from the article:
"In our cases, a parent meets an attorney and a social work staff member on the very first day the case is in court. The client has two team members assisting simultaneously," said Michele Cortese.
"Our job is to advocate for our clients, like a lawyer, so they don’t feel alone — but advocate outside the courtroom while the attorney advocates inside the courtroom," said Eden Karnes.
Read the full article here.