University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Elisa W v. The City of New York"
Date 2015
Author A Better Childhood
External Link https://www.abetterchildhood.org/new-york
Abstract New York State fails to exercise sufficient oversight over New York City’s child welfare system and to take necessary steps to ensure that the City complies with federal law. In addition, NYC fails to monitor private agencies with which it contracts for foster care services. The result of these failures is that the NYC foster care system devastates and permanently damages the children in its care. On behalf of a class of over 10,000 children, we ask that the Court enforce these children’s constitutional, federal, and state law rights to be safe while in state custody and to grow up in a permanent family.
Source A Better Childhood


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case Elisa W. v. City of New York (CW-NY-0009)

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