NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The city’s Administration for Children’s Services is making changes to improve how it deals with children with complex medical issues after the death of a 4-year-old girl under its care.
The changes include strengthening how the ACS monitors agencies contracted to help families deal with problems. It will also hire trained specialists who can advise workers dealing with children facing medical problems.READ MORE: Shark Sighted Off Jones Beach Day After Lifeguard Was Bitten
The changes were announced in a report issued a week after Marchella Brett-Pierce’s caseworkers were charged with criminally negligent homicide in her death.READ MORE: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
Also Thursday, the City Council announced $13.6 million in funding will be secured for services aimed at preventing abuse and neglect.MORE NEWS: NYPD: William Roberson Charged With Vandalizing Black Wall Street Gallery In SoHo
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