News Story (New York)
New York Times (NYT)
December 6, 2018
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Foster Youth
Organizations mentioned/involved: Lawyers for Children (New York City), Legal Aid Society (New York City)
It is the A.C.S.’s controversial solution to a complicated problem: how to find and keep runaway minors in foster homes they do not want to stay in. To not search for runaways is a dereliction of the agency’s duty. But to use law enforcement over less adversarial approaches, like casework, puts some of the city’s most vulnerable wards into volatile situations.