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Press Release
March 2, 2011

Charles Barrios Appointed Deputy Commissioner For Family Support Services at New York City Administration for Children’s Services

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services announced today that Charles Barrios has joined the agency as its new Deputy Commissioner of Family Support Services.  In this position, Mr. Barrios will be responsible for the direction, administration and effective functioning of a wide range of programs that support and strengthen families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and reduce the need for foster care placement. 

“Charles has a proven track record of helping New York City families,” said ACS Commissioner John B. Mattingly. “I am confident that he will be an invaluable member of our team as we advance our work with families to provide the needed services to keep children safe at home.”

Mr. Barrios joins ACS from Good Shepherd Services where he has worked for the past sixteen years, most recently as Division Director since 2004. In this role, he provided oversight for Good Shepherd’s Brooklyn-based General, Beacon, and Family Rehabilitation (FRP) programs; a privately-funded Single Stop Service Center, which helps participants in navigating and obtaining city, state, and federal entitlements and other assistance; and community-based juvenile justice initiatives. 

A licensed psychotherapist, Mr. Barrios has served as a disaster mental health volunteer with the American Red Cross.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the City University of New York at York College, his Master of Social Work from the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, and is a senior fellow of the United Way of New York City and Baruch College School of Public Affairs Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute.

The ACS Division of Family Support Services provides preventive services and support to families throughout New York City, through a network of community-based non-profit organizations.  These services are designed to strengthen and stabilize families, prevent the need for out of home care, expedite permanency and prevent the replacement of children into foster care.  Currently, over 23,000 children and their families receive ACS preventive services.

Contact:  
Elysia Murphy/Michael Fagan, NYC Administration for Children’s Services: (212) 341-0999

 


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