8 Years of Progress: 2014-2021 New York.
New York (N.Y.). Administration for Children’s Services.
Technical Report State Resource
New York City Administration for Children's Services
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This report describes the wide range of initiatives and reforms that have been implemented by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) that have helped strengthen New York City’s child welfare, juvenile justice, and early education systems. It notes that currently there are fewer than 7,200 children in New York City’s foster care system, a dramatic reduction from 11,000 in 2015. Key activities and accomplishments from 2014 to 20121 are highlighted and address: strengthening and increasing of services and support for families, while safely reducing the number of children in foster care; expanding primary prevention efforts aimed at supporting families and children in communities with historically high child welfare involvement; creating an Office of Child Safety and Injury Prevention and the launching of child safety initiatives to provide caregivers with information and resources to keep children safe; strengthening foster care services for those children and youth who need foster care; the expansion and strengthening of supports for youth in foster care; implementing historic Raise the Age legislation that ensures youth aged 16 and 17 who are involved in the juvenile justice system are treated as juveniles; establishing partnerships with other city agencies to ensure children across New York City had access to child care services; providing staff with tools so that they can do their jobs most effectively and efficiently; strengthening an agencywide commitment to address race equity; launching initiatives focused on continuous quality improvement; strengthening accountability and oversight through enhanced management; enhancing training for ACS and provider staff; supporting and advancing of key State legislation to promote more equitable outcomes for children and families; and maintaining the core mission of keeping children safe and families supported throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
FOSTER CARE; Adoption; Child welfare services; JUVENILE COURTS; JUVENILE DELINQUENCY; Juvenile justice services; EDUCATION; SCHOOLS; CHILD SAFETY; FAMILY SUPPORT SYSTEMS; CHILDRENS SERVICES; YOUTH SERVICES; SERVICE DELIVERY; PROGRAM BUDGETING; PROGRAM COSTS; NEW YORK CITY; State disaster response