Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

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.

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!