Protect The Children -- And Adults
January 16th, 2007

Marking the anniversary of the death of Nixmary Brown (as editorials in other newspapers have done previously), an editorial in the New York Times calls for fixing the dysfunctional family court, by increasing the number of judges and decreasing the caseload for the Legal Aid lawyers. Gov. Eliot Spitzer should put the Family Court high on his judicial reform agenda. The Times also approves of Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaums call for a childrens public advocate.

Meanwhile, an editorial in El Diario endorses another report by Gotbaum calling for an improvement in the agency known as Adult Protective Services, a division of the citys Human Resources Administration, which provides services for some 6,000 mentally or physically incapacitated adult New Yorkers who have nobody else to care for them. With the aging of the population, there is urgency for improving the quality of service at an agency where 60 percent of caseworkers have caseloads way above the recommended cap of 25.

By on January 16, 2007, 7:20 am
In category: Gotham City,Law,Social Services | 3 Comments »

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