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Figuring Out Health Insurance

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Bottled Up

Bail's Set... What's Next?

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Bail's Set... What's Next?

Whose Art?

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Whose Art?

Child Support?!

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Child Support?!

Is College For Me?

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Is College For Me?

Print What You Need To Know About ACS

One of the scariest things that can happen to a parent is becoming the subject of an investigation by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), the agency responsible for investigating reports of child abuse and neglect. While ACS provides support services for families, they also have the power to remove children from their parents. Because many of the things that can trigger an ACS investigation are indistinguishable from other issues faced by families struggling with poverty, low-income parents end up far more likely to be investigated than other parents.

To get the best results for their family, parents have to decide when to cooperate with ACS, and when to assert their rights – and that’s a tough decision to make. To help parents find this balance and know their rights, Brooklyn Defender Services teamed up with CUP and designer Manuel Miranda to create What You Need To Know About ACS – Parents’ Rights When Dealing With the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.

The poster also breaks down the complex and difficult to navigate ACS investigation process, so parents know what’s coming, and provides the tools to help parents know when and how to assert their rights.

What's in the Water?

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What's in the Water?

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

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Get Money

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

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