Keep Your Family's Home

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Keep Your Family's Home

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

What You Need To Know About ACS

Making Policy Public

What You Need To Know About ACS

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

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.

Power Trip

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Power Trip

What Up With DAT?

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Housing Court Help

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Housing Court Help

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Engage to Change

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Engage to Change

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

SERVE!

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SERVE!