Child welfare advocates say the state needs to make some major improvements when it comes to ensuring children have safe, permanent homes. According to Albany's Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, preliminary federal data shows New York ranks behind 45 other states for the rate of maltreatment of children living in foster care, and it continues to fail at placing foster children in permanent homes. Experts discussed the problem at a forum held by the Schuyler Center Tuesday, called "Transforming Child Welfare and Children's Lives: Proven Strategies that Strengthen Families." Schuyler Center's President and CEO Kate Breslin discusses the issue.