New York City Administration for Children's Services

Status of the Action Plan to Protect Children

The New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) administers child protective programs in the City. According to a report issued by the New York City Department of Investigation in August 2007, between October 2005 and July 2006 there were 11 child fatalities and one near fatality while the children's parents were under investigation by ACS for abuse or neglect, or after ACS had completed investigations concerning the parents. In response to such incidents, ACS developed an Action Plan to help ensure that it was meeting its mandate to protect children. We examined the actions taken by ACS in implementing this Action Plan and found that significant progress had been made, as 17 of the Planís initiatives had been fully implemented, four had been partially implemented, and one was no longer applicable.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-N-14 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.