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As Part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David A. Hansell Joined City leaders, Provider Agencies, Families and Children for the City’s Fifth Annual Bridge Walk Today
April 24, 2019

ACS & DYCD Announce NYC Now Accepting Summer Youth Employment Applications from Youth in Foster Care
April 5, 2019

La Administración de Servicios Infantiles (ACS) de la ciudad de Nueva York y el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Juvenil (DYCD) anunciarion hoy que la ciudad de Nueva York está aceptando solicitudes para empleo de verano para jóvenes en hogares temporales (foster care).
Abril 5, 2019

Administration For Children’s Services Commends Scholastic Book Clubs & Pajama Program For Gifting 6,000 New Books To Vulnerable Youth In NYC
April 3, 2019

NYC Administration For Children's Services Announces Expanded Partnership With Workplace Center At Columbia University To Prepare Youth In Foster Care For Careers
March 25, 2019

Administration for Children's Services Announced Major Progress in Placing Youth in Foster Care With Kin
March 22, 2019

Administration for Children's Services And NYC Health + Hospitals Announce Expanded Effort To Prevent Infant Fatalities: 'Safe Sleep Toolkits' Now Provided To Parents Of Newborns At All Eleven Public Hospitals Citywide
March 22, 2019

Administration for Children’s Services and CUNY School of Professional Studies announced that nearly 50 parents of children enrolled in ACS Head Start have earned their Child Development Associate Certificate
February 5, 2019

Youth Who Are Justice-Involved Perform Their Original Music in Front of a Live Audience at Carnegie Hall
February 4, 2019

As Part Of City Hall In Your Borough, Administration For Children's Services Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of Emergency Food Pantry For At-Risk Families In The Bronx
January 29, 2019

Mayor's Office To End Domestic And Gender Based Violence To Offer Anti-Stalking Trainings To Administration For Children's Services Staffers
January 28, 2019

With frigid weather on its way to NYC, Administration for Children’s Services offers lifesaving tips on how to keep infants safe from dangerously cold weather conditions & will distribute ‘wearable baby blankets’ to families ahead of the storm
January 18, 2019

NYC Administration For Children's Services Commissioner David A. Hansell Recognized As National Leader In Child Welfare
January 16, 2019

With Nearly 3,000 NYC Youth Identified As Trafficked Or At-Risk, Administration For Children's Services Announces New Child Trafficking Prevention Toolkits To Help NY'ers Better Spot Signs Of Trafficking & Prevent At-Risk Youth From Being Exploited
January 11, 2019


FDNY & NYC Administration For Children’s Services Announce New Partnership Aimed At Preventing Future Fires In NYC; Partnership Includes Providing Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors To Families & Ensuring They Are Properly Installed
December 20, 2018

ACS Announces Record Number Of Cases Enhanced By The “Instant Response Team” In Its 20th Year Of Combining Child Welfare And Law Enforcement On High-Risk Child Abuse Cases
December 10, 2018

With Winter Weather Approaching, The Administration For Children's Services Urges Parents Of Infants To Practice Safe Sleep
December 06, 2018

As Part Of Ongoing Safety Reforms, Administration For Children's Services Greatly Expands 'Emergency Services Unit,' New York City's 'Guardians Of The Night' Investigate Reports Of Child Abuse & Neglect During Overnight & Weekend Hours
December 03, 2018

Administration for Children's Services Unveils Its Plan for the City's First-Ever Simulated Training Sites for Child Welfare Workers
November 26, 2018

In Spirit Of Thanksgiving, Celebrity Cosmetic Dentist & ACS Host Free Dental Day For At-Risk Youth; Dentist, Who Has Worked With NBA Players, Rappers, Models & More, Gives Back To Brooklyn Community, One Smile At A Time
November 23, 2018

During Holiday Season & With Kids Out Of School, ACS Doubles Down On Child Safety By Launching Digital Campaign To Educate New Yorkers On How To Call In Suspected Cases Of Abuse Or Neglect
November 20, 2018

As Part Of ‘National Adoption Month,’ ACS Commissioner Urges NYC Grandparents Raising Grandchildren To Apply To Serve On Brand New Federal Advisory Council
November 14, 2018

Ahead Of Veteran's Day, NYC Administration For Children's Services & NYC Dept. Of Veterans' Services Join Forces To Recruit Vets As 'Youth Development Specialists,' To Serve At-Risk Kids
November 09, 2018

ACS Announces, After Just A Few Months, 100 Youth In Foster Care Have Been Provided On-Site Dental Care Via New Partnership With NYU College Of Dentistry
November 01, 2018

ACS Deploys New Technology To Help Frontline Staff Protect NYC Children From Abuse And Neglect
October 30, 2018

With Domestic Violence Cases In NYC On The Rise, ACS Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Program Focused On Survivors Of Domestic Violence As Well As The Person Causing Harm
October 24, 2018

Alongside Devoted Foster Parents From Queens, ACS Highlights The Critical Work Being Done To Recruit, Support & Train Highly-Qualified Foster Parents Through NYC's 'Home Away From Home' Initiative
October 22, 2018

ACS Secures $112K Grant From The Robin Hood Fund To Help Expand Primary Prevention Services In High Need Communities In NYC
September 27, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services & GLAM4GOOD Foundation Join Forces To Host City’s First-Ever Pop-Up Shop For Vulnerable Youth; Over 100 Children In Foster Care & Youth Involved In Juvenile Justice System Will Shop For Back-to-School Clothes & More
September 19, 2018

With Kinship Care Month Underway, ACS Announces Increased Efforts To Help Ensure Children In Foster Care Are Placed With Relatives And Close Friends
September 17, 2018

Youth In NYC Justice System Win National Scholarships To Help Prepare For College And Career Opportunities
September 5, 2018

ACS Announces Tattoo Removal Pilot Program For Trafficked Gang-Branded Other At Risk Youth In NYC
August 20, 2018

ACS Unveils New Car-Sharing Technololgy Plan To Help Frontline Staff Respond Quickly To Possible Child Abuse Neglect Cases
July 30, 2018

As Part of ‘City Hall in Your Borough_ ACS Commissioner Hansell_ Along with NY Foundling_ Honor Staten Island Foster Mom of Thirty Years Lizzie Burrow
July 30, 2018

ACS Connect Bronx Familes To Preventive Services and Support With Grand Opening of Third Community-Led Family Enrichment Center
July 23, 2018

Welcome To The C.R.I.B. ACS Puts Families First With Grand Opening Of Second Family Enrichment Center
July 16, 2018

NYC Announces Critical Services To Help Kids Brought To The City After Being Separated From Parents At The Border
July 3, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services, In Partnership With The Health Department Unveils First-Ever Safe Sleep Toolkit, Which Will Be Provided To Thousands Of Parents At NYC Public Hospitals To Help Prevent Future Tragedies.
June 29, 2018

Citywide Week of Appreciation for Child Protective Specialists’ Shines a Light on Critical Work Protecting Kids and Supporting Families in NYC
June 4, 2018

ACS Launches Robust Recruitment Campaign To Hire 200 New 'Youth Development Specialists'
May 30, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services Releases Five-Year Foster Care Plan, Along With Key Findings From First-Ever Youth Survey And Case Review
May 17, 2018

New York City Administration for Children’s Services announced its partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals regarding the provision of health care to youth in the City’s juvenile detention facilities
May 11, 2018

On-Site Dental Care Will Be Provided to Kids In Foster Care Via NYC ACS Partnering With NYU College Of Dentistry
May 7, 2018

First Of Three Innovative Family Enrichment Centers Launches In New York City To Provide Comprehensive Services
April 5, 2018

NYC Foster Care Task Force Issues 16 Recommendations To Further Improve Outcomes For Youth And Families
March 22, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services Commissioner David A. Hansell Announces Expansion of ACS Medical Consultation Program
February 12, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services Announces Increased Educational Resources And Training To Prevent Sex Trafficking
January 12, 2018

Administration For Children’s Services, Mayor’s Office To Combat Domestic Violence And Mayor’s Office Of Criminal Justice Announce New Protocol To Help Identify And Intervene In Domestic Violence Cases
January 9, 2018


Commissioner David A. Hansell Announces New Heightened Oversight Protocol For Critical Cases
December 22, 2017

Independent Monitor's Report Shows "The Steps We've Been Taking Are The Right Ones"
December 12, 2017

Administration for Children's Services and Food Bank for NYC Launch First-Ever Food Pantry for Families
December 12, 2017

Commissioner David A. Hansell Releases FY2017 Foster Care Data, Showing Major Progress in Key Areas
December 12, 2017

Commissioner David A. Hansell Joined By National Child Welfare Experts At First Advisory Board Meeting Of Acs’ New Division Of Child And Family Well-Being
December 05, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell Announces Citywide Medication Safety Campaign
November 29, 2017

Administration For Children's Services Celebrates 2017 National Adoption Month With Citywide Events
November 8, 2017

Administration For Children's Services and Department of Social Services Launch a Homelessness Prevention Initiative in East New York
October 26, 2017

Administration For Children's Services Releases Request For Proposals For Community Partnership Programs
October 16, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services Commissioner David A. Hansell Announces New Acs Division Of Child And Family Well-Being
September 26, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services: Leader In Comprehensive Implementation Of Evidence-Based Models
September 15, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services Releases “A Foster Parent’s Guide To Education”
September 13, 2017

Dave Thomas Foundation And New York City Administration For Children’s Services Expand Signature Adoption Program
August 17, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell Unveils Nursery Renovations At Acs Brooklyn Borough Office
August 8, 2017

Administration For Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell Creates Acs Accountability Office
July 12, 2017

Administration for Children's Services Hosts Safe Sleep Summit
July 3, 2017

Administration for Children's Services Launches Foster Care Interagency Task Force
June 28, 2017

Administration for Children’s Services, Health Department Announce New Citywide Campaign to Promote Safe Sleep Practices For Families With Infants
May 24, 2017

Administration for Children's Services Commissioner David Hansell Presents Latest Agency Tech Upgrades for Increased Worker and Family Safety
May 16, 2017

Administration for Children's Services Hosted a Foster Care Family Day at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for Mother's Day Weekend
May 16, 2017

NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner David Hansell joined by NYPD at First Enhanced CHILD-STAT Hearing
May 10, 2017

ACS expands anti-sex-trafficking programming through Safe Harbour state funding
April 12, 2017

NYC Administration for Children's Services, Department of Homeless Services Announce Upcoming Enhanced Communication Protocols
April 4, 2017

NYC ACS Approved by NY State to Offer Free Continuing Education Units For Licensed Social Workers
March 8, 2017

NYC ACS and Heart Gallery Announce Partnership for The Photo Exhibition “Beyond The Photo: See Me, Know Me”
March 6, 2017

NYC ACS Releases 2016 Year-End Foster Care Report Strategic Blueprint Status Report
February 14, 2017


Over 35 Techies Registered To Code Solutions For Foster Youth At Acs’ Foster Care Hackathon In New York City
December 01, 2016

Calling All Application Developers, UX Developers and Designers: ACS Needs You for the First Ever NYC Foster Care Hackathon
November 15, 2016

NYC ACS Celebrates 2016 National Adoption Month to Bring Awareness of Adoption for Children in Foster Care
November 10, 2016

November 7, 2016

Pioneer College Support Initiative for Foster Care Youth
November 2, 2016

Home Away From Home
July 15, 2016

Remembering Former ACS Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta
March 24, 2016

Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Youth and Family Justice, Felipe Franco, Selected as an Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellow
March 1, 2016

First Lady Chirlane McCray, Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and Administration for Children's Services Announce Healthy Relationship Training for Foster Youth
January 22, 2016

ACS and CUNY Launch Professional Development Workforce Institute
January 5, 2016


ACS Launches Major New Foster Care Initiative, Strong Families NYC
July 22, 2015


Children’s Services Hosts Second Annual Infant Safe Sleep Symposium
December 16, 2014

Children’s Services And Bellevue Hospital Collaborate To Improve Mental Health Services In The Juvenile Justice System
October 31, 2014

Children’s Services Launches Citywide Public Awareness Campaign Highlighting Child Safety and Child Well-Being
October 27, 2014

Children’s Services awarded $3.75 Million In Grants To Further Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Work
October 8, 2014

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