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 →
A Manhattan grand jury indicted a Harlem man in connection with the beating death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son. Continue Reading →
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 →
“This report uncovered a troubling series of lapses and missed opportunities in ACS’s failed effort to protect Zymere Perkins.
Gladys 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 →