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Media Inquiries
Media inquiries can be made during regular business hours by calling the ACS Press Office at (212) 341-0999, or by e-mail:

Chris Mckniff
christopher.mckniff@acs.nyc.gov

Jill Krauss
jill.krauss@acs.nyc.gov

For general information and statistics, visit our Statistics & Links section

ACS Events

Be The Reason
ACS launched a city-wide advertising campaign called “Be The Reason,” to recruit foster and adoptive parents from among a diverse audience of New Yorkers

April 6, 2015
5-Boro College Tour 2015

February 23, 2015
Bronx Child Advocacy Center Opens

January 22, 2015
New York City Public Agency Leaders Convene to Address Housing Needs

December 16, 2014
Children’s Services Hosts Second Annual Infant Safe Sleep Symposium

November 13, 2014
ACS hosted new adoptive families at a Reception, a Family Fun Day and facilitated Adoption Finalization Days citywide

November is National Adoption Month
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October 31, 2014
Children’s Services And Bellevue Hospital Collaborate To Improve Mental Health Services In The Juvenile Justice System

October 27, 2014
Children’s Services Launches Citywide Public Awareness Campaign

October 27, 2014
ACS Leadership Considers Strategies to Achieve Well-Being

October 8, 2014
Children’s Services awarded $3.75 Million In Grants To Further Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Work

October 7, 2014
Building a Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking

September 16, 2014
New York City observed Dads Take Your Child to School (DTYCTS) Day

August 1, 2014
ACS is teaming up with First Book to help get new books into the hands of children in need across New York City

Press Releases Archives:

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002


In the News

Recent Stories 

City Limits
Looking After the Welfare of Child Welfare Workers (January 7, 2014)

New York Magazine
New York City Is Trying a New Strategy to Find Good Homes for Foster Kids — and It’s Working (December 18, 2013)

The Journal News
Cottage School program helps woman find way out of child sex trade (December 14, 2013)

New York Nonprofit Press
ACS Significantly Reduces Caseloads – Now What? (December 5, 2013)

Huffington Post Gay Voices
Commissioner Richter’s Q&A With The Huffington Post (December 3, 2013)

Staten Island Advance
Forum Puts a Face on Child Welfare (November 22, 2013)

NBC New York
Wednesday’s Child: National Adoption Month with the Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald E. Richter (November 17, 2013)

NBC New York
Wednesday’s Child: National Adoption Month with the Administration for Children’s Services Director of Adoptions Tinaddine Turner (November 15, 2013)

New York Nonprofit Press
ACS Announces Seven More ChildSuccessNYC Agencies (November 14, 2013)

New York Times
Commissioner Ronald E. Richter Letter to the Editor: In College and Foster Care (November 9, 2013)

Non-Profit Press
Children’s Center Renamed in Honor of Scoppetta (November 8, 2013)

Child Welfare Watch
ChildSuccess NYC to Go Citywide (November 7, 2013)

NY1
Foster Care Kids, Parents Treated To Literary Night Out (November 4, 2013)

New York Daily News
Mets and Major League Baseball donate $300,000 for Brownsville school's courtyard renovation (July 17, 2013)

NY 1
Brooklyn School Scores Big With New Play Area (July 16, 2013)

The Chronicle Of Social Change
Mass Media Dives into Queer, Foster Care Issue (June 14, 2013)

CBS New York
NYC Seeks More Gay And Lesbian Foster Parents (June 3, 2013)

NY1 News 
New City Ad Campaign Aims To Recruit LGBTQ-Friendly Foster Parents (June 3, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal 
City Seeking to Diversify Foster System (June 2, 2013)

New York Times
Another Chance for Mone’t (May 5, 2013)

NY1 News 
ACS Benefits from Federal Funds to Reduce Trauma in Children (February 12, 2013)

NY1 News 
Manhattan Nonprofit Reopens One Child Care Center, Works To Reopen Another (January 22, 2013)

Recent Stories Archives:

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Public Testimony

Testimony by Commissioner Gladys Carrión, to the New York City Council Committees on General Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Women’s Issues - “New York City Council Fiscal Year 2016 Executive Budget Hearing” (May 19, 2015) (PDF)

Testimony by Commissioner Gladys Carrión to the New York City Council Committees on General Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Women’s Issues, - “New York City Council Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget Hearing” (March 17, 2015) (PDF)

Testimony by Executive Deputy Commissioner Dr. Jacqueline O. McKnight, Child Welfare Programs to the New York City Council, Committee on General Welfare on - “Oversight Interagency Coordination Between DHS and ACS to Protect Homeless Children” (February 27, 2015) (PDF)

Testimony by Deputy Commissioner Lorelei Atalie Vargas, Division of Early Care and Education, to the New York City Council, Committee on General Welfare on- “Oversight: EarlyLearn NYC” (January 14, 2015) (PDF)

Testimony by Commissioner Gladys Carrión to the New York City Council, Committee on Juvenile Justice on “Oversight – Examining DYFJ's Juvenile Justice Oversight Board” (December 2, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony of the Administration for Children’s Services to the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families on “Preventive Services” (December 1, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony by Benita Miller, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Family Permanency, New York City Administration for Children’s Services to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare, on “Oversight: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care” (June 16, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony by Felipe Franco, Deputy Commissioner Division of Youth and Family Justice, New York City Administration for Children’s Services to the New York City Council Committee on Juvenile Justice, and Committee on Women’s Issues on “Oversight: Young Women in New York City's Juvenile Justice System” (June 17, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony by Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services, to the New York City Council Committees on General Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Women’s Issues, and Finance (May 19, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony by Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, to the NY City Council General Welfare Committee concerning “Oversight – Child Welfare Policy Reforms at the Administration for Children’s Services” (May 8, 2014) (PDF)

Testimony by Sue Morley, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, to the NY City Council Committee on Youth Services, and the Committee on General Welfare concerning “Oversight – Data Collection on Runaway and Homeless Youth” (April 25, 2014) (PDF)

Preliminary Budget Hearing Testimony by Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services, to the NY City Council Committees on Finance, General Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Women’s Issues (March 24, 2014) (PDF)

ACS Testimony on Juvenile Justice Mental Health to the New York City Council Committee on Juvenile Justice, Committee on General Welfare, and Committee on Mental Health, Disability, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, and Disability Services (February 28, 2014) (PDF)

Public Testimony Archives:

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


ACS Reports

Accountability Review Panel 2009 & 2010 Report (PDF)

Accountability Review Panel Annual Report 2011 (PDF)



National News

Memphis Commercial Appeal
Op-Ed: Caring foster family came at just the right time (5/9/2010 - PDF)


Children's Services Newsletters

ACS Provider Bulletin Archive
ACS Provider Bulletin Archive
Provider Bulletin Newsletter Archive
Newsletter Archives 

What’s Working Newsletter
"What's Working" is the quarterly newsletter produced by Children's Services Agency Program Assistance (APA) on promising practices and innovative solutions to strengthen results among child welfare providers.
Read Winter 2011 Issue (PDF)

About Newsletter

The Children's Services Update is a in-house newsletter that covers the latest news at ACS as well as innovations and initiatives in New York City child welfare.

April Edition 2010
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