This report examines foster care in New York City through the lens of children who have struggled within the system, and is based on first-hand accounts from Public Advocate James' foster care hotline and publicly available data.
A new report released by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today finds a quarter million Brooklynites would be forced to travel farther to the nearest hospital and emergency room if Long Island College Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center close their doors.
this report is a snap-shot of more than 10,000 Freedom of Information requests made to the City during a three-month period. The Report Card is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of how agencies? FOIL responses measure up, evaluating 18 agencies and awarding grades based on timeliness of response, requests left unanswered, and the ease of filing a request.
Lessons from Tragedy reviews 75 child fatality reports issued by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services in 2011 with the goal of identifying continuing risk factors and areas of focus to better protect children.
The Department of Homeless Services Advantage program is a City-funded subsidy program that assists many homeless New Yorkers in their transition from shelter to permanent and independent housing. In recent months, tenants enrolled in Advantage have contacted the Office of the Public Advocate to report being pressured by their landlords to pay additional rent, beyond what is required under the terms of the program.