ERIC Number: ED156316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May-1
Reference Count: 0
The Children of the State I: A Time for Change in Child Care. Preliminary Report.
This preliminary report of the Temporary State Commission on Child Welfare identifies problems and offers recommendations for improvement in the system of child welfare in New York State. Information about the Commission's mandate and members is followed by a review of the child welfare system in New York. The report indicates that the entire system manifests a lack of comprehensive coordination and meaningful accountability. Specific topics focused on are: preventive services, social services law section 358-a, judicial foster care status, termination of parental rights, adoption subsidy, statewide adoption exchange, and pending lawsuits. A discussion of each topic includes a review of the existing practices and the Commission's recommendations. Recommendations pertaining to the existing practices, statutes and conditions affecting the care, custody and rights of minors are also included. Later sections discuss persons in need of supervision, and juvenile delinquency in some detail. Appendices include a copy of the legislation introduced at the request of the Commission as of May 1, 1975, and a list of public hearings held by the Commission. (CM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: For related documents, see PS 009921 and PS 009 977 ; Report prepared by the Temporary State Commission on Child Welfare, Albany, N.Y.