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Draft Policies for Public Comment

Draft Policies for Public Comment

Identifying, Assessing, and Safety Planning with Child Sex and Labor Trafficking Victims

This policy articulates guidelines and procedures for ACS and provider agency staff in identifying children and youth, who are in the care, custody, care and custody, maintenance, or supervision of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), who are victims of, or at risk of, commercial sexual exploitation or labor trafficking. Additionally, this policy provides guidance and procedures for ACS and provider agency staff in keeping these trafficked and exploited children and youth or at-risk children and youth safe and supported by safety planning, coordinating with law enforcement, and making referrals for appropriate services. The following document applies to all ACS and provider agency staff involved in the care, custody, care and custody, maintenance, or supervision of children, youth and young adults of any age who remain in care. Read more

This policy is being submitted for a 30-day review period. We value your feedback and welcome your comments via email to draft.policy.comments@acs.nyc.gov no later than June 28, 2019. Comments can also be sent by mail to: ACS Policy Unit, 150 William St., 17th Floor, NY, NY 10038. Following a review of the submitted comments, this policy will be issued as final and the case practice expectations and requirements articulated within will become effective.




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