Lawyers for Children (New York City)


Created in 1984 with the mission to advocate on behalf of children in foster care in New York City. LFC also advocates for immigration rights, mental health services, and victims of child sexual abuse, in addition to providing evaluations and education.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Provider


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News Story

She Ran Away From Foster Care. She Ended Up in Handcuffs and Leg Irons.

Ali Watkins
New York Times (NYT)
December 6, 2018
It is not a crime to run away from foster care. But in Family Court hearings each week, the city is getting arrest warrants for children who do.



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