Prevention Services Can Help NYC Avoid a Feared Foster-Care Surge

June 10, 2020

City Limits

Headlines in New York and nationally echo a theme: “Child advocates fear uptick in child abuse cases,” “Coronavirus lockdown shields abused kids from watchful eyes,” “Prepare for surge of child abuse cases after quarantine.”  Calls to the child abuse hotline are significantly lower, likely due to mandated reporters like teachers not “laying eyes” on children as often.  If the expected post-COVID spike in child abuse and neglect reports does happen, it is quite likely that some of these children will be placed in foster care.

Full article here.