The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
CV in Iraq: A Mission of Peace and Collaboration
CV staff ambassadors, David Collins (Assistant Vice President of Programs and Policy) and Lia Schwartz (Chief of Staff), spent five days in Baghdad at the invitation of the Iraqi government. The purpose was to identify how CV can expand its assistance with the orphan crisis facing Iraq – a project CV started with the Iraqi Children Foundation in 2009. While there, the team visited IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps, orphanages, and after-school centers with an eye toward learning what is working and what help CV can provide in the future.
While our focus will always be on keeping children safe and families together right here in New York, CV is increasingly being asked to share our expertise overseas. In addition to our work with Iraq, CV provides consultation to family programs in the Netherlands and Australia.