Legal Aid Society Wants To Give Caseworkers More Discretion When Evaluating Relatives Of Children In Foster SystemACS told CBS2 it prioritizes placing kids with relatives because it "reduces trauma and improves reunification outcomes," but when it comes to a caretaker's criminal history, "ACS has no discretion" under state law.
'I Just Want Justice For My Baby': Father Of 7-Year-Old Julissia Batties Searching For Answers In Young Daughter's DeathPolice say Julissia’s body was found Tuesday with blunt force trauma to her stomach and trauma to her face and arms.
Grandmother Of 7-Year-Old Julissia Batties Says She Tried To Warn ACS Before Little Girl's DeathYolanda Davis, who raised Batties since birth, said the girl was sent to the apartment in April for a court-ordered weekend visit with her mom.
Coronavirus Update: Children In Foster Care Among Those Struggling To Stay Safe, Healthy During PandemicSocial workers worry about this pandemic's lasting impact on foster kids and those on the verge of adulthood.
Mother's Boyfriend Convicted On All Counts In Death Of 6-Year-Old Zymere PerkinsRysheim Smith was convicted of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Woman Who Went Unadopted Starts One-Stop Shop Website To Provide Guidance To All Involved In Foster Care SystemFor many, it could be hard growing up in foster care, but one woman is trying to ease the burden for everyone involved.
NYPD: Bronx Man Charged In Death Of 1-Month-Old SonThe NYPD filed several charges against 24-year-old Christian Rodriguez including reckless assault that resulted in a brain injury
Demanding Answers: Mayor De Blasio's Disappearing Act After Brooklyn Mother's Violent ArrestMayor Bill de Blasio has finally broken his near silence on an incident that for days has generated horror around the country.
Outrage, Calls For Action Grow In Response To Video Showing Police Officers Taking 1-Year-Old From MotherThe mother, 23-year-old Jazmine Headley, can be seen in the video holding tightly to her baby son as three NYPD officers try to take the 1-year-old away.
Video Posted To Facebook Showing NYPD Officers Taking 1-Year-Old From Mother Creates A StirNYPD and city officials are investigating, after a cellphone video was posted online showing officers pulling a child away from his mother's arms.
Many Lives Changed Forever During ACS Adoption MonthA lot of hearts were filled with joy Thursday at Brooklyn Family Court.
ACS Offers Free Tattoo Removal For Victims Of Gangs, TraffickingThe ACS said the goal is to help young people move on with their lives.
ACS Worker Previously Convicted Of Murder Charged In Alleged Child AssaultA New York City child care worker has been charged with assault in an alleged attack on a 6-year-old child.
Advocates To Cuomo: Scrap Plan To Cap Funding For NYC Child Welfare ServicesThere was an urgent call from advocates for Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday to do away with his proposal to cap state funding for New York City child welfare services.
ACS Teams Up With Experienced Detectives To Handle High-Risk CasesAbuse and neglect of young children can sometimes result in death. Now, the Administration for Children's Services has a new protocol for handling high-risk cases.