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File #: Int 1719-2019    Version: * Name: Reporting on youth in foster care.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on General Welfare
On agenda: 9/25/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on youth in foster care
Sponsors: Margaret S. Chin, Stephen T. Levin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Diana Ayala , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Brad S. Lander, Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to submit to the Council no later than July 31 of each year information on how long it takes for the families of children in ACS custody to get in contact with their child after a placement or transfer, in addition to the number of children that are given placements in boroughs other than those which they are from, disaggregated by borough.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1719, 2. Int. No. 1719, 3. September 25, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-25-19, 5. Committee Report 10/31/19, 6. Hearing Testimony 10/31/19, 7. Hearing Transcript 10/31/19
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10/31/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on General Welfare Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/2019*Margaret S. Chin Committee on General Welfare Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/25/2019*Margaret S. Chin City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1719

 

By Council Members Chin, Levin, Gibson, Ayala, Ampry-Samuel, Lander and Brannan

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to reporting on youth in foster care

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 21-902 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law 20 of 2006, is amended by adding a new paragraph 4 to read as follows:

4. Contact with foster care youth. Beginning with the report due July 31, 2020, the report shall include the following information regarding contact between a foster care youth, as defined by section 21-902.1, and such youth’s family:

                     a. The length of time in hours or days it took for the family of a foster care youth to be in direct contact with that youth after such youth was in ACS custody or transferred between placements, provided as an average number and disaggregated by borough; and

                     b. The number of foster care youth who received an ACS placement in a borough other than that which they are from, disaggregated by borough.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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