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2005 Press Releases

December 13, 2005
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Issues Reviews of Two Child Fatalities
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today released preliminary reviews of the agency’s involvement in the lives of two children who died recently after being reunified with their families.




November 22, 2005
Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Announces Review of Reunification Practices
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today said that within two weeks the Agency expects to make public a full report in the cases of Dahquay Gillians and Sierra Roberts, two children who died recently after being reunited with their parents.




November 19, 2005
New York City Celebrates Fourth Annual Day of the Child
New York City celebrated its fourth annual Day of the Child today at Chelsea Piers, where approximately 500 children and 250 adults came together for the event, which is designed to recruit mentors for children in foster care.




November 17, 2005
Statement by New York City Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Regarding Sierra Roberts
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today said that the Agency has launched an investigation into the death of Sierra Roberts, a 7-year-old girl who was moved from foster care four years ago to live with her birth father, and who died on October 25th, 2005.




November 14, 2005
New York State And City Children’s Services Agencies Launch Adoption Week in New York City
Grand Central Outreach Raises Awareness of the Need for Adoptive Families for Youth in Foster Care




November 14, 2005
NYC Administration For Children’s Services Issues 2004 Fatality Report
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services today released the 2004 Accountability Review Panel Report.




October 25, 2005
Administration for Children’s Services Puts Forward its Vision to Reform New York City’s Early Child Care System
Sweeping Strategy to Strengthen Early Childhood Education through Simplified Access, Greater Accountability and Improved Child Care Services




October 6, 2005
Statement by New York City Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Regarding Valery Saavedra Lozada
The Administration for Children’s Services is grateful for the compassion and interest that New Yorkers and citizens throughout the country have shown for Valery Belen Saavedra Lozada, the 4-year-old child who came into the care of Children’s Services last week following the death of her mother.




September 17, 2005
Thousands of Families Reunited from Foster Care Celebrated at Central Park Gathering
In recognition of the thousands of New York City families who have been safely reunited after their children were in foster care, the Administration for Children’s Services hosted the first-ever Family Unity Day on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Central Park’s East Meadow.




June 20, 2005
Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Releases 2004 Performance Evaluation Scores for Foster Boarding Home Providers
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today announced that 36 non-profit organizations which provide foster homes to more than 18,000 children in New York City improved the quality of their services in 2004.
PRESS RELEASE # 050620




May 27, 2005
Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly Announces Six Foster Care Agencies Successfully Complete Review
The Administration for Children’s Services today announced that six foster care agencies which have been under review since February have demonstrated their ability to make the necessary performance improvements and have therefore successfully completed their reviews.
PRESS RELEASE # 050527




May 20, 2005
City’s Human Services, Housing and Criminal Justice Agencies Collaborate to Improve Delivery of Services to Thousands of New Yorkers
The Commissioners of 12 City agencies and the Agenda for Children Tomorrow, a non-profit affiliate of the Mayor’s Office, today formally launched an initiative designed to break down the unintentional bureaucratic barriers that can impede access to crucial social services for those children, families and individuals who receive services from multiple City agencies.
PRESS RELEASE # 050520




May 11, 2005
New York City Officials Urge All New Yorkers to Make a Difference in the Life of a Young Person
NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly was joined by City Commissioners and other high level officials Wednesday in announcing the City Leaders Mentoring Initiative, a new program designed by Children’s Services to expand mentoring opportunities for young people living in foster care and throughout New York City.
PRESS RELEASE # 050511




May 5, 2005
ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly Testifies Before City Council on Policy to Provide Foster Children Access to Clinical Trials for Aids Medications
New York City Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today appeared at a City Council committee hearing to testify about the City policy developed more than 10 years ago that facilitated the participation of children in foster care in HIV/AIDS clinical trials.
PRESS RELEASE # 050505




May 4, 2005
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Salary Increases For Employees at Not-For-Profit Service Providers
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that New York City will provide nearly $70 million for salary increases for approximately 13,000 employees at 400 social service agencies across the City.
PRESS RELEASE # 050504




April 22, 2005
ACS Contracts with Vera Institute of Justice to Conduct Historical Review of Enrollment of Foster Children in Clinical Trials for Aids Treatments
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) today said it has contracted with the Vera Institute of Justice to conduct an independent review of ACS policy and practice regarding the enrollment of HIV-positive children in foster care in clinical drug trials during the late 1980s and 1990s.
PRESS RELEASE # 050422




April 13, 2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces "Take Good Care of Your Baby" Child Safety Campaign
Comprehensive Campaign to Prevent Accidental Deaths Will Include Free Cribs to Neediest Parents
PRESS RELEASE # 050413




February 3, 2005
Administration for Children’s Services Unveils Major Initiative to Strengthen New York City’s Child Welfare System
Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner John B. Mattingly today announced a sweeping restructuring of New York City’s child welfare system
PRESS RELEASE # 0203




January 25, 2005
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announces a Tentative Labor Agreement with Day Care Workers
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a tentative settlement by the Day Care Council of New York with District Council 1707, Local 205, AFSCME, subject to ratification by the union membership, on an overall collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 7,000 Employees at 346 day care centers located throughout the City.
PRESS RELEASE # 050125




January 14, 2005
DOI Announces Findings of Investigation of Foster Care Provider; ACS Moves to Cancel $86 Million in Contracts with Provider
ROSE GILL HEARN, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation, and JOHN B. MATTINGLY, Commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, announced today that some employees of St. Christopher’s, Inc., a Dobbs Ferry, New York-based not-for-profit withmore than$56 million in City contracts to oversee up to 690 children in foster boarding homes, engaged in a deliberate process of changing, enhancing, creating and falsifying significant portions of foster care case files in order to deceive ACS in an annual audit/review of those records.
PRESS RELEASE # 050114



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