We are JCCA

We help abused, neglected and traumatized children heal physically and emotionally through compassionate, quality care. Our 37 programs include foster care, residential treatment facilities, mental health services, case management, education programs and special services for children who have been the victims of sexual abuse. We serve New York’s neediest and most vulnerable children and families to insure that their safety, permanency and well-being leads to a life of stability and promise.

Our Impact


How New York City Can Help Foster Youth Build a Brighter Future


JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter writes, “New York City has been an innovator in child welfare so many times. We have led the nation in the reduction of congregate care for young people who require out-of-home services. We were among the first in the nation to support families in communities by offering community-based services to prevent the need to remove children because of a safety risk. Now is the time for New York City, with Fair Futures, to distinguish itself once more.

Want to make a difference for children and families?

Yvette Morales, 2018 JCCA Maslow Award Winner

Every year, JCCA’s Robert Maslow Awards for Excellence in Practice recognize employees who have gone above and beyond their duties in support of JCCA’s mission. For a glimpse into the passion and dedication that power JCCA’s life-saving work, read our interview series...

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Halloween at JCCA

Our dedicated JCCA staff held their annual Halloween parties, supporting clinical work with fun, safe activities for kids and families. In the Bronx, the annual Halloween party was packed with over a hundred children in costume ready for pizza, trick-or-treating and...

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“I was placed into JCCA at 12 years old…I’m now 32 years old a mother, a wife and a successful entrepreneur traveling around the world sharing my story and touching lives. Thank you for changing my life!