Administration of Children Services Research Paper
Isabella Amberstone Drob
Montclair State University
Childrens Rights sn Child Advocacy
Michelle Truffin M.A.
May 01, 2013
In this paper, I will be discussing the Administration of Children Services (ACS). This will be accomplished by focusing on a number of objectives to include: providing a description of the agency, ACS mission and how this organization contributes to the field of children’s rights and advocacy.
On January 10, 1996, the Administration for Children‘s Services was created as the first agency devoted solely to serving children and their families. ACS’s sole mission is to ensure the safety and well being of New York City children. ACS is a complex system of assessments, investigations and conclusions. ACS is responsible for ensuring that preventive, investigative and treatment services are available to children and families endangered by child abuse and neglect.
As a result of abuse and neglect, child protective workers must perform a variety of functions when responding to situations of child maltreatment and, such as, play a variety of roles throughout their involvement with child protective clients. Reporting a suspected case of child maltreatment to the local child protective service agency initiates the ACS response process. Once the intake and investigative processes and the initial assessment and service planning processes are completed, the stage is set for implementation of ongoing services.
In order to insure that ACS was doing their job The Child Protective Services Act of 1973 was put into use in order to encourage more complete reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. The law established a Child Protective Service in each county in New York. Each Child Protective Service is required to investigate child abuse and maltreatment reports, to protect children from further abuse or maltreatment, and to
provide rehabilitative services to children, parents, and other family...