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IN THIS ISSUE
From Mom to Not in Seven Minutes
Inside the world of New York City Family Court
When delays dominate, kids lose.
A Lie-Saving Grind
Lines between adversaries and advocates blur in abuseand neglect cases.
Crime & Punishment
What’s wrong with the juvenile justice system? Perhaps it’swho’s excluded from it.
React, Reorm, Repeat
Another round of change faces Family Court.
CHAPTERSSIDEBARSMOREON THE COVERUP FRONT
The Note: Turning a Page
Obama’s promise in Flatbush … ood stampshortalls … coal dump clash
A Delivery Dilemma
City by Numbers: All the Way romWawayanda
Their Views, Your Voice
Another way to build a family
Judging a Court
Separate system, special rules
A Last Look
Susan Angel and her daughters Anny (L) and Imogen, whowere placed in foster care during contentious custody proceedings.Photo by Taleen Desdepanian.
Family Court manages the city’stragedies. Can it avoid becoming one?
BY HELON ZELON