ACS Commissioner And Others Blasts Gov. Cuomo For Capping Child Welfare Funds

NY Daily News reports that a year ago, the city’s child welfare agency was reeling. A string of brutal child deaths revealed serious flaws in the system where caseworkers weren’t following up and the city’s most vulnerable were left in the line of fire. Continue Reading →

After Zymere Perkins’s Death In Harlem, David Hansell Is Ready To Take On ACS (Update)

NYPost reports that then David Hansell took the helm at the Administration for Children’s Services earlier this year, the city’s embattled child- welfare agency was still reeling from a string of high-profile deaths. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And de Blasio Support Secret Snowflake Initiative From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio Administration today announced that it is supporting more than 1,300 children and youth with crucial necessities and toys this holiday season through the Secret Snowflake initiative. Continue Reading →

NYC Children’s Services Commissioner Resigns After 2 Abused Kids Die In Harlem And Brooklyn

ms-carrion-pictured-resignsGladys Carrión, commissioner of the city Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), resigned Monday amid internal investigations and reforms to the agency following the recent deaths of two young boys in Harlem and Brooklyn who had been abused. Continue Reading →

City Announces Immediate Reforms In Wake of 6-Year-Old Harlem Boy’s Death

bill-de-blasio-in-caseMayor Bill de Blasio delivered a powerful statement at a press conference to announce immediate reforms to the Administration of Children’s Services following the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins: “The buck stops here.” Continue Reading →

After Death Of Boy In Harlem Mayor Says Blame Lies With Him

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013Mayor Bill de Blasio had an emotional response Wednesday when discussing the death of a 6-year-old boy.  Continue Reading →

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