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The purpose of a policy is to provide clear and concise direction and guidelines for employees and contractors in executing their duties. Under the larger umbrella of ACS’ mission and goals, such direction and guidelines may outline compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including actions that are required or prohibited.

The following policies and standards have been developed for use in the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) non-secure placement (NSP) and limited-secure placement (LSP) systems, the spirit of which rests firmly on the premise that youth placed in residential settings shall be placed in programs for only as long as is necessary to maintain public safety and impart the skills and tools each youth needs to succeed in the community.

Policies are assigned into three separate categories: 1) Services; 2) Governance, Youth Rights, and Management Accountability; and 3) Safety and Security. Visit each page for the policies in each category

  1. Services
  2. Governance, Youth Rights, and Management Accountability
  3. Safety and Security