Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 6/8/2016 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Attachments: Attachments for Oversight, Attachments - Int. No. 1187, Attachments - Int. No. 1190, Attachments - Int. No. 1191, Attachments - Int. No. 1192, Attachments - Int. No. 1196, Attachments - Int. No. 1197, Attachments - Int. No. 1199, Attachments - Int. No., Attachments - Res. No. 1073
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T2016-4572 *  Oversight: Foster Care in New York City.Oversight    Action details Not available
Int 1187-2016 *Daniel Dromm  Report on obtaining government-issued identification for youth.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 48 of 2014 which requires the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on whether youth in currently in foster care and who have recently aged out of care have government-issued identification disaggregated by the type of identification. The bill would add the total number of youth aged 17 in older in care and the total number of youth who aged out of care, and the total number of youth in those groups who obtained any type identification to the local law. The bill would also add the number of youth who only possess one form of government-issued personal identification both while they are in care and at the point the age out of care, disaggregated by the type of identification. The proposed bill would also require ACS to make all reports required pursuant to the proposed bill available on its website.   Action details Not available
Int 1190-2016 *Stephen T. Levin Report on the educational continuity of children in foster care.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website annual reports on the educational stability of children in foster care. The reports would include the percentage in children in foster care who remained in their school of origin upon their initial entry into foster care and who remained in their school of origin after transferring foster homes, the percentage of children in foster care who did not return to their school of origin due, and the average school attendance rates of children in foster care.   Action details Not available
Int 1191-2016 *Stephen T. Levin Certain children who have spent the greatest length of time in foster care.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website a five-year plan to address barriers to permanency for youth in foster care. The plan required pursuant to the bill would include a case study of a statistically significant sample of children who have spent at least two years in foster care, which would include demographic information, permanency plans, the length of time in care and barriers to permanency. The plan would also include an analysis of how ACS plans to address the systemic barriers to permanency identified during the case study. The proposed five-year plan would be updated by ACS annually and in the fifth year covered by the plan ACS would submit a new plan.   Action details Not available
Int 1192-2016 *Stephen T. Levin Foster care task force.IntroductionThis bill would require an interagency task force to develop and submit to the Mayor and the Speaker recommendations for improving services for youth in foster care and outcomes for youth aging out of foster care. The task force would include representatives of ACS, DSS, DOE, DYCD, DOMHM, NYCHA, the City Council, the Public Advocate, foster care providers, advocacy organizations, and youth who are in foster care and youth who have recently aged out of foster care, and a parent with child welfare experience. The task force would submit recommendations regarding education, housing, financial literacy, health and mental health services, parenting, decreasing the number of youth who age out of foster care, and prioritizing permanent placements of youth with families before they age out. The task force would submit follow-up reports regarding implementation of the recommendations one and two years after the submissions of the initial report, and would then cease to exist.   Action details Not available
Int 1196-2016 *Annabel Palma Report on permanency indicators.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services to submit to the Speaker of the Council and post on its website annual reports on permanency indicators for children in foster care. The annual reports would include the rate or abuse and neglect of children in foster care and the rate of recurring abuse and neglect, the rate of children who achieve permanent in certain designated time frames, the rate of retunes to foster care after a previous discharge, the placement stability rate and the rate of children who are absent without leave from care.   Action details Not available
Int 1197-2016 *The Public Advocate (Ms. James) Information collected and reported about youth and foster care.IntroductionThe bill would make amendments to Local Law 46 of 2014 which requires the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on youth in foster care and youth that have recently aged out of foster care. The bill would expand certain age disaggregation reporting and require ACS to report on the total population of youth currently in care by age. The bill would also require ACS to report on the number of youth who enter a homeless shelter within 30 days, 90 days, 180 days and 1 year of aging out of care, the number of youth who receive benefits from the Human Resources Administration within 30 days and 60 days of being discharged form foster care, and the number of youth who age out and transition to Medicaid without a gap in coverage. The bill would make several technical amendments and would also require ACS to make all reports required pursuant to the proposed bill available on its website.   Action details Not available
Int 1199-2016 *Donovan J. Richards Surveys for youth in foster care regarding experiences with foster parents.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide to all youth in foster care ages 13 and older an annual survey regarding their experiences in foster care. For youth residing with foster parents, the surveys would be administered in a location other than the foster parent’s home, unless it was provided online or in a mobile application. The surveys would question about youth’s experiences in topic areas including access to food and clothing; religious practices; relationships with foster families, biological families and friends; personal allowances; education and extracurricular activities; internet and phone access. The bill would also require ACS to aggregate the data from the surveys and report it to the City Council and post it on their website on an annual basis.   Action details Not available
Int 1205-2016 *Laurie A. CumboPreconsideredHigh school graduation rates of youth in foster care.IntroductionThis bill would amend Local Law 49 of 2014 which requires the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report on high school graduation rates of youth in foster care. The bill would make technical amendments to age disaggregation categories in the local law and would add whether youth in foster care are on track to graduate high school in five years. The proposed bill would also require ACS to make all reports required pursuant to the proposed bill available on its website.   Action details Not available
Res 1073-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Increase the amount of housing subsidy from $300 to $600 per month, and to extend the age eligibility from 21 to 24 for youth who have aged out of foster care.Resolution    Action details Not available