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.
Early Defense and SCR AdvocacyIs ACS investigating you or someone you know?
Call 212-691-0950 or click here.
Need help with your State Central Register report? Call 212-691-0950
or click here.
For more information, click here.
Parent Advocacy in New York, Hope from @ReadRiseMag debunking the myth that "emotional baggage" is a block, it is in fact the enabler, the bedrock of experience that is needed to bridge the adversial dynamics in our systems.... #TrustBridges #CloserToPeople #ParentsAllies
#parentallies "boots to the ground - parent advocates and peer support can be part of the solution". Brilliant from Hope Lyzette Newton @EveryFamilyCFR bringing her immense knowledge and expertise from New York
Our @EveryFamilyCFR immigration team, a long with others in the city, try to make every effort to ensure people are still getting benefits they need for their families and children. @wallstjournal https://www.wsj.com/articles/fewer-immigrants-sign-up-for-food-subsidy-program-11582584810?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
CFR in the News
"Poor New Yorkers of color aren’t receiving the same access to justice that wealthy families do, and the city agency charged with supporting families, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), wants it to stay that way." Read the full article here.
Michele Cortese, Executive Director of CFR, Martin Guggenheim, CFR Board member and Professor of Clinical Law at NYU, and Eden Karnes, Senior Staff Social Worker, were quoted in a recent article by The Chronicles of Social Change entitled, "This 23-Year-Old's Newborn Was Taken By the Government. Here's How She Got Her Back." Read the full article here.