For school-aged children living in temporary housing--homeless shelters, doubled up, or other transitory situations--getting to and succeeding in school can be a greater challenge than for their classmates. This report explores those challenges, with a particular focus on the high absentee rate among students living in shelters and some of the factors contributing to their low attendance. In addition to IBO's usual quantitative emphasis, this report includes the perceptions and insights of homeless families; teachers, principals, and other school staff; and central and district education department administrators captured through roughly 100 interviews and 10 focus groups.
This is the tenth annual report of the New York City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee (FRC). The FRC was established in 2005 through Local Law 61, which requires the FRC to summarize information pertaining to family-related homicides in aggregate to develop recommendations for the coordination and improvement of services for family-related violence victims.