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.
“Immigrants have always come to this country seeking a better life for themselves & their posterity. With or without help, most succeed.” A federal district court judge issued a national injunction against the implementation of the expanded public charge rule #goodnews
[email protected]’s Danny Alicea will be a guest speaker at the Children and Our Border event. Speakers will present on the intersection of family and immigration law in today's climate, and the benefits and challenges of this combination. #childrenandourborder #familyseparation
[email protected] granted a close look in: How does a parent win their kid back from #NYC foster care? How do the city's unique interdisciplinary legal representation firms do this work for parents? #keepingfamiliestogether @ChronicleSC https://t.co/nybYuO851t
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.