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

OP-ED FROM JCCA CEO RONALD E. RICHTER IN THE HILL

Discrimination against foster parents will hurt LGBTQ youth

 

JCCA CEO Ronald E. Richter writes, “As an adoptive father, I know how many families are eager to share their love and homes with children who need them. As a former family court judge and children’s lawyer, I know how desperately children want to find a sanctuary—with caregivers who, whether biological or not, love and support them unconditionally. The recent exemption given to South Carolina foster care providers allowing faith-based agencies to refuse to license potential foster parents based on their religion, sexual-orientation, or identity not only violates federal law but sets a dangerous precedent, promoting an equally dangerous lesson.

By denying certain potential foster parents in South Carolina the equal protection of our laws, the federal government is not protecting young people, but directly discriminating against them, eviscerating their identities and undermining their right to an affirming home.”

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Veronica Arguello, 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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Bari Francavilla, 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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Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi Visits JCCA

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi visited JCCA this summer, to learn more about the ways he can support JCCA and governmental efforts to stop child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Although it was AM Hevesi’s first visit to JCCA’s Pleasantville Campus, he...

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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!

— NYALA PHILLIPS