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As NYC budget grows, advocates warn kids in foster care are getting left behind

05.04.2021 | NY Daily News | In a report to be released Tuesday, lawyers from Legal Aid Society and Advocates for Children argue for a dedicated DOE foster care office modeled on the agency’s approach to supporting homeless students, which involves a citywide office and borough-based support staff. 

“Someone who knows those laws, how to train schools in it,” said Erika Palmer, an attorney at Advocates for Children. The population of students in foster care is small enough that the office wouldn’t require a major financial investment, advocates add. Read article