Center for New York City Affairs
Hearings: Emergency Removals to Foster Care Have Surged in New York. Here’s One Case.
Emergency removals of children from their parents by the child welfare system have increased in New York City. According to Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New York City’s child welfare agency, nearly half of all cases where children were placed in foster care were emergency removals — involving a total of 1,699 children in 2018.
New York City Council Confronts Child Welfare Agency Over Emergency Parent-Child Separations
New York City Council pressed the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell on Tuesday over a steep increase in emergency removals of children from parents who have been accused of child neglect or abuse.