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The Process of Protection, How New York City Protects its Children

THE PROCESS OF PROTECTION A complaint of ACS High priority ACS child abuse or prioritizes the case evaluates if neglect is made Low priority complaint is valid YES NO Complaint dismissed and child returns to family Kinship Care ACS ACS Child returns to family and receives social services Does the case go Foster Care decides where YES decides whether NO to family court? child should live to remove child Group Home YES NO Child returns to family Last year New York City by which the Administration investigated just under 60,000 allegations of abuse or neglect with private foster care agencies of children. About 40 percent of those complaints were deemed "substantiated." Child stays in care until age 18, or eventually returns to family Family court Child returns to care until for Children's Services, working determines three aging out of system possible outcomes Parental rights are severed and child is up for adoption and through Family Court, tries to find the best remedy for the challenges facing each individual But determining that a charge child. Every abuse or neglect case of abuse or neglect has merit is just one step in the process is different, but here's a basic roadmap of how the system works.

The Process of Protection, How New York City Protects its Children

shared by citylimits on Jun 07
This infograph showcases how New York City's Administration of Children's Services investigates complaints of child abuse or neglect. This graph accompanies City Limits Magazine's 2012 investigation.


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