Cuomo Signs Legislation to Expand KinGAP in New York

Governor Cuomo signed legislation this week to expand New York’s Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program. The bill makes important amendments to the existing KinGAP policy, helping more of New York’s children achieve permanency with fewer delays.

The Roundup for October 5, 2017

In New York, a 2007 study found that 85% of commercially sexually exploited youth had some type of previous involvement with the child welfare system.

The Roundup for June 16, 2017

Read about programs from around the state that are working to make college a reality, and a success, for more youth in care. We also share first-person stories of college successes and challenges, as well as scholarships and other resources to share with college-bound youth in care.

The Roundup for May 8, 2017

In this issue, we asked experts and practitioners in New York to provide their insights on the systemic changes that could improve the quantity and quality of approved relative care placements in the state.

The Roundup for March 31, 2017

We asked child welfare leaders in New York — Jeremy Kohomban, Sr. Paulette LoMonaco, Jess Dannhauser and Michele Cortese — for their top priority recommendations for the new ACS commissioner, David Hansell. Read their thoughtful submissions.

The Roundup for February 28, 2017

In this edition, a look at the top legislative priorities for foster care advocacy groups in New York, including protecting the foster care block grant, reforming KinGAP, expanding the Foster Youth College Success Initiative and increasing the housing subsidy for foster alumni.

The Roundup for January 27, 2017

This edition of the Foster Care Roundup offers insights about foster parent recruitment and retention efforts at ACS and New York agencies, and includes a guide on how to better support foster parents and caregivers in New York.

The Role of Youth Advocates in Parent Recruitment and Retention

You Gotta Believe envisions a day in New York City when Nobody Ages Out (NAO), so that every child leaving foster care is firmly connected to an unconditionally committed, loving permanent family. To that end, we now have a team of NAO Advocates for Youth who are all veterans of the foster care system.