Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Print What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is the New York City agency responsible for protecting children. For a parent who has to deal with ACS, the process can be intimidating because ACS has the power to remove children in cases of abuse or neglect. Parents who are incarcerated are much more likely to face an ACS investigation than other parents, but there are resources available to help — as long as they know how to access them.

CUP collaborated with Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services, and designer Manuel Miranda to create this accordion-fold booklet shows how ACS’s complicated investigation process works, and helps incarcerated parents understand what they can do to make sure they get the best results for their family.

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

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Public Access Design

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Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

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Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing