For Immediate Release September 27, 2023 Ahead of State Assembly Hearing, Families, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Call for an [...]
Advocates and Impacted Families Renew Call for Family Miranda Rights Legislation After Uncovered ACS Report Reveals It Knew of Its Own Discriminatory Practices
Advocates and Impacted Families Renew Call for Family Miranda Rights Legislation After Uncovered ACS Report Reveals It Knew of [...]
Zainab Akbar, Managing Attorney of NDS Harlem's Family Defense Practice, testified before the New York State Assembly on the [...]
Joint Statement in Response to Reports that NYC Family Court Clerk Used Racial Slurs to Refer to 15-Year-Old
Joint Statement in Response to Reports that NYC Family Court Clerk Used Racial Slurs to Refer to 15-Year-Old (NEW [...]
New York City Council's Committee on General Welfare hosted a hearing on "Racism in the Child Welfare System." NDS' Helen Montalvan testified on the white supremacist roots of the system, and why the title of "child welfare system" obfuscates the function and history of ACS and other agencies.
NDS Harlem’s Sara Wolkensdorfer Testifies Before City Council on Ending the Discriminatory Use of Background Checks in Public Housing
This week, NDS Harlem's Sara Wolkensdorfer submitted written testimony to the New York City Council on the need to end discriminatory background checks in public housing.
NDS Parent Advocate Ayami Hatanaka testified before the Progessive Caucus of City Council last week on the impact of [...]
By Amanda Anger, Social Worker, NDS Originally Published by Truthout My client’s 4-year-old son was locked away from her, [...]
Last week, NDS traveled to Albany to fight for families alongside fellow defenders, activists and the people of our communities. [...]
As New York considers legalizing marijuana, the City Council is beginning to reckon with the widespread damage done by the [...]
NDS' Michelle Burrell on what public defenders need in order to ensure that families are reunified.