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Fact Sheet on 2010 Changes to New York's Adoption & Safe Families Act (Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association)

  • Organization: Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of NY
  • Document Type: Client legal education
  • Date Created: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Submitted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Attachment(s): PDF

In June 2010, Governor Paterson signed a new law, Chapter 113, which amended New York's Social Service Law, sections 384-b and 409-e. These sections are part of what is commonly known as the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA). This fact sheet outlines the major changes to the law and what they mean for parents who are incarcerated or in residential drug treatment and have at least one child in foster care.

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