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Administration for Childrens Services

Innovative Program Reduces the Number of Children In Foster Care

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 05.02.2016 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

When children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, it's because a decision has been made that their parents are currently unable to...

Lighting a Candle Is Not Abuse

Emma S. Ketteringham | Posted 01.27.2014 | New York
Emma S. Ketteringham

The deaths of three young children in a Bronx fire last month exposed the harsh living conditions of many impoverished New Yorkers, but the family's treatment by city authorities in the wake of this tragedy deserves equal scrutiny.

Deja-Vu Redux

David Nocenti | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
David Nocenti

On October 31, the Administration for Children's Services (ACS) announced that it was delaying the implementation date until December 1, 2013, but just for the organizations that had not already obtained the required insurance.

Should Parents Be Punished for Teenage Truancy?

Alex Berg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Berg

Bevanjae Kelley's heart sank when she arrived at her East Harlem home after work one day in September and saw the envelope from New York's Administration for Children's Services (ACS).