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Squad 2

Squad 2 oversees city agencies providing social services, including the Department of Social Services, which includes the Human Resources Administration and the Department of Homeless Services, as well as the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), and the Division of Youth and Family Justice. The Squad is charged with making sure that these agencies fulfill their mandate to protect the most vulnerable New York City residents. Squad 2 engages in data driven analysis to identify where funds intended for city residents are stolen and seek redress. Squad 2 also works to ensure that social services agencies carry out mandated activities. The squad investigates misconduct and fraud involving federal and state funds, and arrests city workers and service providers of Medicaid, Food Stamps and other programs who commit such crimes. In addition, Squad 2 investigates and issues Reports related to ACS’s conduct of abuse and neglect cases.


Squad 2 Reports


Inside Scheme to Steal Public Benefits: Mahalia Abraham

Abuse and Neglect - Jaden Jordan

Legal and Practice Violations

Additional Arrests Due to Inadequate Oversight

Employee Fraud; Cherrise Watson-Jackson

Shelter Deficiencies