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What Is ACS?

What Is ACS?

Wikipedia summarizes the New York City Administration for Children’s Services as:

The agency responsible for providing child welfare services. These services include protection of children from abuse and neglect, early care and education services, and juvenile justice.


The NYC.gov website describes ACS as:

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services.
In child welfare, ACS contracts with private nonprofit organizations to support and stabilize families at risk of a crisis through preventive services, and provides foster care services for children not able to safely remain at home.

acsAlthough the ACS tagline says “Keeping NYC children & families safe & well” what they do not mention is that ACS can charge a parent with a crime, take your children away, and place them in foster care! ACS is a highly dysfunctional agency that causes serious damage to families and has had dozens of children die under their custody as a result of their incompetence. If you are contacted by an ACS caseworker do not talk to them directly, contact a Brooklyn ACS Attorney to fight for your rights!.

ACS Office Locations

ACS has offices in all five boroughs. The main office is located in Manhattan at 150 William Street. The ACS website is http://www1.nyc.gov/site/acs/index.page

Reasons ACS Investigates

There are many reasons why ACS investigates child abuse. Some of these reasons include:

  • ACS encourages anonymous callers to report suspected child abuse
  • Your child is arrested. The NYPD is required to report the problem to ACS
  • The parent is arrested. NYPD will ask who is caring for your children while you are in jail waiting for a judge to arraign your case and set a court date.
  • A school official contacts ACS
  • A doctor is required to report suspicious injuries to ACS