Administration for Children’s Services

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Survey Results Prompt Public Advocate To Call For Reform Of NYC Foster Care System

Letitia James conducted a survey by setting up a hotline for foster parents, birth parents and children. She called the findings “disturbing.”


Rivka Kutsy and her sister, Chaya Kutsy. (credit: NYPD)

Missing Brooklyn Sisters Found With Their Parents In Upstate New York

Four-year-old Rivka Kutsy and her 3-year-old sister, Chaya, were last seen at their home in Crown Heights on Jan. 31.


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Ozone Park Couple Accused Of Beating, Starving 12-Year-Old Girl

The district attorney’s office said the 12-year-old girl, weighing only 58 pounds, was repeatedly beaten and starved between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 6, 2014.


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City Investigates Mother Of Bronx Boy Who May Have Died From Rat Poison

The city has launched an investigation following the death of a 4-year-old Bronx boy who might have ingested rat poison, and new questions have arisen about his mother.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.