PRESSURES AND POSSIBILITIES:
Family Support, Foster Care and the Future of a Billion-dollar System
A Child Welfare Watch Forum
Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 8:30 am to 11 am
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, Second Floor (between 5th and 6th avenues)
The Bloomberg administration is mounting an all-out campaign to reduce the length of time children spend in foster care and to make preventive and post-reunification supports for families more effective. Few disagree with these goals. But in a child welfare system managed by nonprofits, the city must use its power over contracts to drive change. It's an enormous and controversial challenge. Will the city provide enough funding and support for overstretched agencies? What will it take for the sector to follow the road to reform?
John Mattingly, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children's Services
Followed by a discussion with Commissioner Mattingly and:
Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Bill Baccaglini, Jr., Executive Director, The New York Foundling
Sabra Jackson, Parent Organizer, Child Welfare Organizing Project
Andrew White , Director, Center for New York City Affairs
Admission is free, but you must RSVP. Call 212.229.5418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.