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Myls Dobson

De Blasio Calls For Change In Procedures In Wake Of Myls Dobson Death

After the death of 4-year-old Myls Dobson – who had been under city supervision – Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for change.

01/17/2014

Myls Dobson

Mayor De Blasio Wants Answers In Death Of 4-Year-Old Boy

Prosecutors said that Myls Dobson, 4, was starved and tortured to death while spending several weeks with his father’s 27-year-old girlfriend.

01/11/2014

A 4-year-old boy was found dead in this Midtown apartment building on Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Midtown Babysitter Arrested After Death Of 4-Year-Old Myls Dobson

Police have arrested a Manhattan woman after a 4-year-old boy died in her care Wednesday.

01/09/2014

On Sunday Mayor-Elect De Blasio appointed Gladys Carrion as head of the Administration for Children's Services. (Credit Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayor-Elect De Blasio Taps Gladys Carrion To Head Up Children’s Services

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed a state official who has worked to overhaul the juvenile justice system as the commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services.

12/22/2013

Marchella Brett Pierce (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

2 Former ACS Workers Avoid Prison In Girl’s Death

Two former child services workers who were blamed for the death of a starved Brooklyn girl will avoid prison time.

12/17/2013

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

4 Kids, 18 Animals Removed From Squalid Home In Queens

Four children and more than a dozen pets were discovered living in squalor at a Queens apartment this past weekend, police said.

10/14/2013

Administration for Children's Services LGBTQ Ads (credit: Administration for Children's Services)

NYC Seeks More Gay And Lesbian Foster Parents

The executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center said many gay New Yorkers don’t realize that the city allows them to become foster parents.

06/03/2013

NYU Langone Medical Center (credit: NYU Child Study Center)

NYC Partners With NYU On Children In Protective Care

The city of New York has launched a partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital to improve the outcomes for children in the care of city protective services.

02/12/2013

Shanel Nadal, Nephra Payne (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Parents Who Abducted 8 Kids From Queens Foster Care Tell Their Story

Shanel Nadal and Nephra Payne spoke with CBS 2′s Christine Sloan to let the nation know why they kidnapped their eight biological children.

11/29/2011

Shanel Nadal and Nephra Payne outside a courthouse in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Parents Accused Of Abducting 8 Children Appear In Court

According their lawyer, the parents gave one of the kids a cell phone to keep with them while in foster care and were told to keep it their pockets. The couple accuses ACS of physically and sexually abusing their children.

10/13/2011

Shanel Nadal and Nephra Payne outside a courthouse in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Accused Of Kidnapping Their 8 Children From Queens Foster Care Waive Extradition

The attorney for 28-year-old Shanel Nadal and 34-year-old Nephra Payne said they kidnapped their children out of desperation because no one was listening to them.

10/05/2011

Prosecutors: NYC Mother Kills 5-Year-Old Son For Breaking Television

Jamar Johnson was playing with a Nintendo Wii when he broke the television. That’s when prosecutor’s say his mother hit him hard in the stomach and back.

06/21/2011

Emergency Room (credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Mom Arrested As ACS Investigates Death Of Young Son

Police charged 21-year-old Kim Crawford with murder and manslaughter. They said they found her son, Jamar Johnson, unconscious and not breathing at her Bronx home.

06/20/2011

Jayelin Graham (credit: CBS 2)

Children’s Services To Probe Death Of Brooklyn 4-Year-Old Killed By Dog

The head of New York City’s children’s services agency is vowing to investigate the mauling death of a 4-year-old boy in his Brooklyn home.

06/01/2011

Jayelin Graham (credit: CBS 2)

So Far, No Charges In Dog Attack That Killed 4-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy

Police say 4-year-old Jayelin Graham was mauled Friday night. His mother told police that when she tried to intervene, the dog, a male 100-pound Cane Corso mastiff, turned on her, too.

05/29/2011

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