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NY: New York City Council Confronts Child Welfare Agency Over Emergency Parent-Child Separations
Chronicle of Social Change – November 29, 2018
New York City Council pressed the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David Hansell on Tuesday over a steep increase in emergency removals of children from parents who have been accused of child neglect or abuse. The number of such removals occurring between October 2016 and May 2018 was nearly 30 percent higher than over the prior 20 months, according to city data highlighted in a report issued this summer by the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. The increase coincided with an ongoing surge in calls to the child maltreatment hotline, and in child maltreatment charges filed in court by ACS.
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