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File #: Int 1607-2017    Version: Name: Requiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 5/10/2017
Enactment date: 12/31/2017 Law number: 2018/018
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the administration for children's services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.
Sponsors: Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Stephen T. Levin, Corey D. Johnson, Vincent J. Gentile, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 6
Summary: This bill would require ACS to complete a study on child protective caseloads and workloads. The study would include an examination of key milestones and tasks required in a child protective investigation, an analysis of how certain factors impact the complexity of a case, an examination of the relationship between the aforementioned data, an assessment of best practices in caseload and workload standards, and recommendations for how ACS will implement best practices. The study would be required to be completed by March 31, 2019 and would be due to the Speaker of the Council by September 30, 2019.
Indexes: Oversight, Report Required, Sunset Date Applies
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1607-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1607, 3. Int. No. 1607, 4. May 10, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 6/14/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/14/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/14/17, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1607-A - 11/27/17, 9. Committee Report 11/29/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 11/29/17, 11. November 30, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-30-17, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 30, 2017, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Int. No. 1607-A (FINAL), 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 18
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12/31/2017ADeborah L. Rose Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/29/2017*Deborah L. Rose Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2017*Deborah L. Rose Committee on General Welfare Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/29/2017ADeborah L. Rose Committee on General Welfare Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2017*Deborah L. Rose Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/14/2017*Deborah L. Rose Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017*Deborah L. Rose City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2017*Deborah L. Rose City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1607-A

 

By Council Members Rose, Rosenthal, Levin, Johnson, Gentile and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 9 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-902.2 to read as follows:

§ 21-902.2 Child Protective Caseload and Workload Study. a. By March 31, 2019, ACS shall complete a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to:

1. Examination of the key milestones and tasks required in a child protective investigation and time spent on each milestone or task;

2. Analysis of how case factors impact case complexity, including but not limited to type of allegation, number of children, and prior ACS involvement;

3. Examination of the relationship between the data described in paragraphs 1 and 2 of subdivision a of this section and child safety outcomes;

4. Assessment of best practices in caseload and workload standards that improve child safety and wellbeing outcomes; and

5. Recommendations for how ACS will implement best practices to structure business processes to assign and balance caseloads and workloads.

b. By September 30, 2019, ACS shall report its findings and recommendations to the speaker of the council.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately and remains in effect until the submission of the report required by subdivision a of section 21-902.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York when it is deemed repealed.

 

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