oversees City agencies that provide social services to New Yorkers, including the City Department of Social Services, which includes the Human Resources Administration (HRA), and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Squad 2 also oversees the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), which includes the Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ). The Squad ensures that agencies fulfill their mandate to provide assistance to the City’s most vulnerable New Yorkers, identifying corruption and other wrongdoing that leads to public assistance fraud, as in the investigation that uncovered a former HRA employee and two others stealing hundreds of thousands in HRA funds, leading to their convictions
. This Squad also examines processes used by agencies to deliver services to the public and investigates misconduct and operational failings..
Squad 2 Reports