Delayed CINC Hearings - NY Court Ruling

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The following article came out today in the Chronicle of Social Change. It covers a decision by the Appellate Division regarding delayed hearings in CW cases. The link is below with a couple of quotes.

https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news-2/court-says-parents-foster-care-placement-challenges-quick/42936

  •  “Let’s ask the child whether it’s fair that the system just clogs along like a slug, meanwhile they are with a stranger,” one justice said during a February broadcast of oral arguments. 
  • Four justices wrote last week’s unanimous opinion that a Bronx family court inappropriately let scheduling conflicts outweigh the dire emotional and constitutional stakes for two children and their father, identified in court documents only as Monroe W.
  • “We begin our discussion with the undisputed principle that a parent’s interest ‘in the care, custody, and control of their children is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests,’”