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 →

Family Of Killed Harlem 6-Year-Old Sues City For $10 Million

The family of a Harlem boy beaten to death last year after enduring months of abuse is suing Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Department of Education. Continue Reading →

HHarlem Man Indicted In Beating Death of 6 Year Old Zymere Perkins

A Manhattan grand jury indicted a Harlem man in connection with the beating death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son. Continue Reading →

Boyfriend Of Killed Harlem 6-Year-Old’s Mother Could Face Homicide Charges

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office presented homicide charges against 42-year-old Rysheim Smith — the live-in boyfriend of killed Harlem 6-year-old Zymere Perkins’ mother — to a grand jury this week, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office confirmed to Patch. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Remarks Regarding Death Of Harlem’s Zymere Perkins

zymere-perkins-and-bill-de-blasioStatement from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio on ACS report into the death of Harlem’s Zymere Perkins:

“This report uncovered a troubling series of lapses and missed opportunities in ACS’s failed effort to protect Zymere Perkins.

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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 →

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