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Center for Family Representation

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Center for Family Representation is a legal aid society based in New York, NY that was founded in 2002. As of 2019 they had $14 million in revenue and $10 million in assets.

Center for Family Representations mission is to help every parent raise their children safely, at home and in their communities. We provide free legal and social work services to indigent parents at risk of losing their children to foster care. CFR is...

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Program areas at Center for Family Representation

Interdisciplinary Family defense teams: our mission is to help families raise their children safely and prevent or minimize the time any child spends in foster care. We now defend approximately 3,000 parents annually and have defended nearly 9,000 parents since 2002 against charges of neglect or abuse in manhattan and queens Family courts. Our successful model combines an attorney, a social worker, and a parent advocate- a trained professional with first-hand experience of losing their children to foster care and reunification with their Family. By combining legal and social work advocacy with parent mentoring, we consistently keep half our clients' children out of care and significantly reduce foster care stays. We save millions in tax dollars and more importantly permit children to grow up in their own families.

Training, technical assistance, and policy: annually, cfr provides training and ta to more than 500 professionals across the country, including judges, on our approach to advocacy for and support of impoverished families facing foster care and related legal challenges. To date, we have worked with over 10,000 practitioners in 20 states, who hope to replicate some or all of our nationally recognized interdisciplinary cornerstone advocacy model. Cfr senior staff regularly present at national conferences and sit on advisory boards and work groups directed toward legislative and policy reform to promote the dignity, opportunity, and preservation of indigent families.

Home for good: cfr families often face several challenges in addition to a Family court case, that are related to the Family court case but need to be resolved in other courts and administrative proceedings. Any of these collateral challenges can lead to children entering, remaining in or returning to foster care. Home for good gives families an efficient one-stop solution to provide them with needed advocacy in immigration, housing and public benefits, and criminal defense. Interdisciplinary home for good teams have already helped over 500 families keep their children home for good.

Form 990s for Center for Family Representation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Oct 7, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Dec 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jul 9, 2016990View PDF
2014-12Dec 3, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Center for Family Representation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$14,239,727
Program services$16,989
Investment income and dividends$3,500
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-79,254
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$14,180,962

Vendors for Center for Family Representation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-16
█████████Content management system software2020-03-02
████████ ███████Marketing software2020-03-02
██████ ███ ██ █████ ██Tax accounting2019-08-08
███████ ██████████Consulting for Annual Gala$35,4012018-12-01
█ ███████ ████████████ ███████████Office Renovations$193,8512017-12-01

Personnel at Center for Family Representation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Genevieve ChristyChief Financial Officer$154,000Dec. 31, 2018
Michele Cortese, EsqExecutive Director$185,000Oct. 7, 2019
███████ ███████Director of Government Affairs and Special Projects-Dec. 10, 2017
████ ██████Development Director$120,000Dec. 31, 2018
███ ████Information Technology Manager, Queens Practice-Sept. 25, 2020
██████ ████Information Technology Manager, Manhattan Practice-Sept. 25, 2020
███ ██████Administrative Manager-July 14, 2019
███████ █████████ ████Manager of Donor Relations and Institutional Giving-Sept. 25, 2020
████████ ███████Manager of Accounting and Reporting-Sept. 25, 2020
█████████ ████████ ████Co - Directors of the Queens Practice$122,655Dec. 31, 2018
...and nine more key personnel

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