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Family Separation in NYC: The Effects of Removing Children F

Family Separation in NYC: The Effects of Removing Children from their Families

Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Format: Webinar

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Members
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register.

Please Note: A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants 2 hours prior to the start of the event.


Join us for a discussion about the removal of children by the Administration for Children's Services in New York City Family Courts. We will hear from a variety of voices on the topic including a parent advocate, a child's advocate, a judge and an ACS official. The panel will review the available data points and possible avenues forward to limit the harmful effects of removals on children and their families.



Anjel Charles, Parent Advocate, Former foster child and parent of children formerly in foster care 
Commissioner Jess Dannhauser
, Administration for Children's Services
Melissa Friedman, Director of Training, Legal Aid Society

Hon. Robert Hettleman, Kings County Family Court

Daniella Rohr, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society

Lauren Shapiro, Director, Family Defense Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services 

Lauren Norton-Lerner
, Court Attorney Referee, Queens County Family Court

Sponsoring Committee:

Children and the Law, Christina Rich & Amy R. Hozer-Weber, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committee: 
Family Court & Family Law, Michael Weinstein & Tuozhi Zhen, Co-Chairs
Council on Children, Cathy Cramer, Chair
Domestic Violence. Michael Scherz, Chair

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