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Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

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From Intrusion to Empowerment:
Urgent Call for Change in Child Protection Practices

​​NYS Citizen Review Panels’ Recommendations for 2024:

  1. Restore the 75% rate of reimbursement to local governments for preventive services.

  2. Universalize Home Visiting Programs by ensuring at least two home visits for every newborn child, continuing for up to two years.

  3. Reduce child poverty with attention to racial equity by strengthening the Empire State Child Credit.

  4. Restrict Child Protective Services (CPS) interviews at public schools unless a court order is obtained.

  5. Provide Miranda-type warnings for parents during CPS interviews, coupled with the provision of legal counsel from the outset of investigations, to ensure fair and consistent procedures.

2022 Annual Report

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Child Protection in New York State:
A New Paradigm

​​NYS Citizen Review Panels’ Recommendations for 2023:

  1. Reduce the incidence of actual cases of child abuse and maltreatment in New York State.

  2. Reduce unnecessary investigations of children and families by CPS.

  3. Reduce harmful practices in CPS investigations.

  4. Reduce unnecessary article ten petitions and unnecessary placements in foster care.

2021 Annual Report

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From Poverty to Partnership

​​NYS Citizen Review Panels’ Recommendations for 2022:

  1. Reauthorize and restore essential preventive services funding to 75%.

  2. Eliminate anonymous reporting to the SCR.

  3. Remove poverty-related neglect allegations from the child welfare reporting system.

  4. Increase funding for concrete supports for families.

  5. Expand Family Assessment Response (FAR) statewide.

  6. Adopt the American Bar Association's (ABA) guidelines for observing injuries on a child's body.

  7. Study the impacts of the implementation of the Blind Removal Process and Kin-First Firewall Practice.

2020 Annual Report

Cover of 2020 Annual Report

20 Years and 2020

​​NYS Citizen Review Panels’ Recommendations for 2021:

  1. Differentiate poverty-related neglect from child maltreatment.

  2. Remove educational neglect as an allegation type.

  3. Increase preventive services and community-based supports for families in need.

  4. Reduce racial inequities in the child welfare system through policy and practice innovations.

  5. Support efforts to purposefully address and eliminate child poverty.

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