Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Can You See My Screen?

Urban Investigations

Can You See My Screen?

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.

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Get Support in Housing Court

Making Policy Public

Get Support in Housing Court

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home