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Administration for Children's Services
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Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents.

Exclusive Interview: New Child-Welfare Chief Eyes Change

New ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión talks about juvenile justice, foster care and how to improve her agency's reputation among the families it serves.

Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals

The Close to Home initiative was supposed to move detained kids to less restrictive settings and improve their ability to complete their education. That hasn't happened.

Looking After the Welfare of Child Welfare Workers

Burnout among child welfare workers hurts kids in foster care. In 2011, an effort was launched to give New York City caseworkers the support they need to stay on the job.


The Administration for Children's Services was founded to protect the city's children from abuse and neglect. The organization that provides neighborhood-based services that create programs so children are able to go to school and live in stable families.

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ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

By Gladys Carrion

ACS Responds to Our Story on LGBTQ Foster Care

"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."

Does Poverty Cause Child Abuse?

By Dawn Post

Does Poverty Cause Child Abuse?

Poor parents are no more likely to hurt or neglect their kids, the author argues. They're just more likely to be punished for failings both real and imagined.

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