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Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care |
Healthy Development of Children in Foster Care | About the Commission |
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Parental Appointment of Caregiver

Form 1. Parental Appointment of Your Child’s Caregiver for 30 Days or Less (English)

Form 1. Parental Appointment of Your Child’s Caregiver for 30 Days or Less (Spanish)

Form 2. Parental Appointment of Your Child’s Caregiver for 6 Months or Less (English)

Form 2. Parental Appointment of Your Child’s Caregiver for 6 Months or Less (Spanish)

 
Children of Incarcerated Parents

Be Sure Your Child is Cared For and Safe Flyer (English)

New York State Association of Chiefs of Police Podcast regarding Be Sure Your Child is Cared For and Safe Flyer

 
Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Video Icon Domonica’s Story VIDEO (run time: 8.3 minutes, wmv format - can be played in a variety of viewers)
 
School-Justice Partnerships

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court: A Collection of Reports to Inform the National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships

Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court: A School-Justice Partnership – by Kathleen DeCataldo & Toni Lang. Published in the NYSBA Journal, January 2011

National Leadership Summit on School-Justice Partnerships: Keeping Kids In School and Out of Court Website

 
Youth Participation in Their Court Proceedings

Hear Me! Hear Me! Hear Me! – Voices of Youth in Foster Care Regarding Their Court Proceedings, 2008

Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings, 2008

 
Child Welfare Data
The CHILD in Child Welfare & the Courts - New York State Court & Child Welfare 2006 Data Book - The Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children
 
Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care

Educational Stability: A Strategy to Improve the Well-Being of Children in Foster Care – by Kathleen DeCataldo. Published in Schuyler Center Resource, Issue 17, 2010

Children Adrift: Addressing the Educational Needs of New York's Foster Children - by Judith M. Gerber & Sheryl Dicker. Published in the Albany Law Review, Volume 69, Issue 1, 2005

Addressing The Educational Needs Of Children In Foster Care

 
Healthy Development of Children in Foster Care

Adoption Now: A Joint Initiative of New York’s Courts and Child Welfare System – by Kathleen DeCataldo & Karen Carroll. Published in Child Welfare, Volume 82, Issue 2, 2007

Building Bridges for Infants in Foster Care: The Babies Can't Wait Initiative - Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published in the National Council on Juvenile & Family Court Judges' Juvenile & Family Court Journal, Spring 2004

Ensuring the Healthy Development of Infants in Foster Care: A Guide for Judges, Advocates & Child Welfare Professionals - Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published by the Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children & Zero to Three Policy Center, January 2004

Opening the Door to Early Intervention for Abused & Neglected Children: A New CAPTA Requirement - Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published in ABA Child Law Practice, Volume 23, No. 3, May 2004

Early Intervention & Early Childhood Programs: Essential Tools for Child Welfare Advocacy - by Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published in Clearinghouse Review, Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. A Publication of the National Center on Poverty Law. Volume 34 Numbers 11-2 - March-April 2001

Improving the Odds for the Healthy Development of Young Children in Foster Care - by Sheryl Dicker, Elysa Gordon & Jane Knitzer. Policy Paper #2 in the series Promoting the Emotional Well-Being of Children & Families. Published by the National Center for Children in Poverty. 2001

Connecting Healthy Development & Permanency: A Pivotal Role for Child Welfare Professionals - by Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published in Permanency Planning Today Quarterly Newsletter of the National Resource Center for Permanency Planning. March 2000

Ensuring the Healthy Development of Foster Children - The Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children. A Guide for Judges, Advocates & Child Welfare Professionals.

Safeguarding Foster Children's Rights to Health Services - by Sheryl Dicker & Elysa Gordon. Published in Children's Legal Rights Journal. A Publication of the ABA Center on Children & the Law & Loyola University School of Law. Volume 20 Number 2 - Summer 2000

The Promise of Early Intervention for Foster Children & their Families - by Sheryl Dicker. Published in Interdisciplinary Report on At-Risk Children & Families Report by the Civic Research Institute Inc. October 1999

The Courts' Role Beyond the Courtroom: A Case Study of New York's Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children & Early Intervention - by Sheryl Dicker & Ellen Schall. Published in Children's Legal Rights Journal. A Publication of the ABA Center on Children & the Law & Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Volume 16 Number 4 - Fall 1996

 
About the Commission

To Whom It May Concern: Why We Do What We Do--A Family Court Reflection – by Kathleen DeCataldo & Commission Members. Published in Family Court Review, Volume 50, Issue 1, January 2012

Accomplishments: New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

15 Year Report: 1991-2006, 2006
5 Year Report: 1991-1996, 1996

 
Court Improvement Project

Reports to the Court of Appeals on the New York State Court Improvement Project

Third Interim Report - 2008
Second Interim Report - 2001
First Interim Report - 1998