I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

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.

Safe Space?

City Studies

Safe Space?

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents