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How Long Is Too Long: Achieving Timely Permanency For Children in Foster Care
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6 pm - 8 pm

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This program will explore the challenges of achieving timely permanency for children and families enmeshed in the child protective system. Administrative Judge of the NYC Family Courts Hon. Edwina Richardson-Mendelson will introduce the NYC Family Court’s new child protective initiatives; NYC ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly will introduce NYC Children’s Services One Year Home Campaign to expedite permanency for all children in the city’s foster care system; and Judge Leonard Edwards will present his view of the role of legislation, court rules, case management techniques, and judicial control in achieving timely permanency. The presentations will be followed by reaction and discussion by a panel of practitioners moderated by Hon. Judith Kaye, Chair of the NYS Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children. This free CLE program is open to the public.

HON. JUDITH KAYE, Chair, Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

HON. EDWINA RICHARDSON-MENDELSON, Administrative Judge, NYC Family Courts; HON. LEONARD EDWARDS, Judge-in-Residence, California Administrative Office of the Courts; JOHN B. MATTINGLY, PH.D, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services

TAMARA STECKLER, Attorney-in-Charge, The Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice; SUSAN JACOBS, Executive Director, Center For Family Representation; GILBERT TAYLOR, Deputy Commissioner, Family Court Legal Services, ACS

Sponsored by:
Council on Children, Karen J. Freedman, Chair

Co-sponsored by:
NYC Children's Services