NY Law Journal“The Family Justice Law Center [part of UJC's Social Justice Accelerator], the first organization of its kind in the United States, will go on the legal offensive on behalf of families who say child welfare agencies violated their constitutional rights.”
Philanthropy News"The prize selects people with the determination and vision to change New York City’s communities, culture, and future for good...This year’s winners include David Shalleck-Klein, founder and executive director of the Family Justice Law Center [a member of the Urban Justice Center's Social Justice Accelerator]."
New York Times"David Shalleck-Klein, 35, is one of five winners splitting this year’s $1 million David Prize, a no-strings-attached award established in 2019...[He] started the Family Justice Law Center six months ago [and is a member of UJC's Social Justice Accelerator]. He said it was the nation’s first civil rights organization dedicated to suing government agencies that separate children from their parents."
Mother Jones"In New York City, for example, the hearings typically begin within three days of a child’s removal, but they are divided into tiny segments, stretching out months, says David Shalleck-Klein, executive director of New York’s Family Justice Law Center [a member of the UJC Social Justice Accelerator]."
The 74"David Shalleck-Klein believes child welfare agencies routinely violate the Constitution by carrying out unlawful searches and family separations — with disastrous consequences for the low-income Black and Hispanic families they disproportionately investigate... The attorney last week launched what he says is the nation’s first civil rights organization dedicated to fighting back against such violations: the Family Justice Law Center [which is part of the Urban Justice Center's SJA].”