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Urban Investigations

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City Studies

New School on the Block

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City Studies

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Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

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City Studies

Making Change

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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.

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Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

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Making Policy Public

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City Studies

Snack Attack

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

City Studies

Prison Profits: Who Pays The Price

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Making Policy Public

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Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

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