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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/29/2017 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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Int 1374-2016 *Stephen T. Levin Proposed Int. No. 1374-AUtilization of preventive services.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide quarterly reports on the utilization of preventive services. Preventive services are provided to children and families with the goal of averting entries into foster care or facilitating family reunifications. The quarterly reports would include the number of families and the number of children who received preventive services, entered foster care during the month and had previously received preventive services, received preventive services after reunification, received ACS family services monitoring and preventive services, and, to the extent such data is available to ACS, lived in homeless shelters while receiving preventive services.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1374-2016 *Stephen T. Levin  Utilization of preventive services.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide quarterly reports on the utilization of preventive services. Preventive services are provided to children and families with the goal of averting entries into foster care or facilitating family reunifications. The quarterly reports would include the number of families and the number of children who received preventive services, entered foster care during the month and had previously received preventive services, received preventive services after reunification, received ACS family services monitoring and preventive services, and, to the extent such data is available to ACS, lived in homeless shelters while receiving preventive services.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1374-2016 *Stephen T. Levin  Utilization of preventive services.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide quarterly reports on the utilization of preventive services. Preventive services are provided to children and families with the goal of averting entries into foster care or facilitating family reunifications. The quarterly reports would include the number of families and the number of children who received preventive services, entered foster care during the month and had previously received preventive services, received preventive services after reunification, received ACS family services monitoring and preventive services, and, to the extent such data is available to ACS, lived in homeless shelters while receiving preventive services.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1374-2016 AStephen T. Levin  Utilization of preventive services.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide quarterly reports on the utilization of preventive services. Preventive services are provided to children and families with the goal of averting entries into foster care or facilitating family reunifications. The quarterly reports would include the number of families and the number of children who received preventive services, entered foster care during the month and had previously received preventive services, received preventive services after reunification, received ACS family services monitoring and preventive services, and, to the extent such data is available to ACS, lived in homeless shelters while receiving preventive services.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1461-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Proposed Int. No. 1461-ARequiring the dept of social services to provide client service training to certain employees.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the level of service provided at social services centers, this bill requires the Human Rights Administration/Department of Social Services to conduct customer service and professionalism training for all employees that interact with members of the public and work in Job Centers or Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers, where individuals may apply for public assistance benefits.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1461-2017 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the dept of social services to provide client service training to certain employees.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the level of service provided at social services centers, this bill requires the Human Rights Administration/Department of Social Services to conduct customer service and professionalism training for all employees that interact with members of the public and work in Job Centers or Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers, where individuals may apply for public assistance benefits.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1461-2017 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring the dept of social services to provide client service training to certain employees.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the level of service provided at social services centers, this bill requires the Human Rights Administration/Department of Social Services to conduct customer service and professionalism training for all employees that interact with members of the public and work in Job Centers or Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers, where individuals may apply for public assistance benefits.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1461-2017 AStephen T. Levin  Requiring the dept of social services to provide client service training to certain employees.IntroductionIn an effort to improve the level of service provided at social services centers, this bill requires the Human Rights Administration/Department of Social Services to conduct customer service and professionalism training for all employees that interact with members of the public and work in Job Centers or Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Centers, where individuals may apply for public assistance benefits.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1590-2017 *Fernando Cabrera  Proposed Int. No. 1590-ATraining for preventive services employees.IntroductionPreventive services are supportive services provided to children and their families for the purposes of averting an impairment or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care, enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his family at an earlier time than would otherwise be possible, or reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care would return to care. This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide training to all individuals providing preventive services on an ongoing basis. The bill would also require ACS to ensure that all individuals providing preventive services to attend at least one training a year, the content of which ACS determines.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1590-2017 *Fernando Cabrera   Training for preventive services employees.IntroductionPreventive services are supportive services provided to children and their families for the purposes of averting an impairment or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care, enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his family at an earlier time than would otherwise be possible, or reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care would return to care. This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide training to all individuals providing preventive services on an ongoing basis. The bill would also require ACS to ensure that all individuals providing preventive services to attend at least one training a year, the content of which ACS determines.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1590-2017 *Fernando Cabrera   Training for preventive services employees.IntroductionPreventive services are supportive services provided to children and their families for the purposes of averting an impairment or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care, enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his family at an earlier time than would otherwise be possible, or reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care would return to care. This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide training to all individuals providing preventive services on an ongoing basis. The bill would also require ACS to ensure that all individuals providing preventive services to attend at least one training a year, the content of which ACS determines.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1590-2017 AFernando Cabrera   Training for preventive services employees.IntroductionPreventive services are supportive services provided to children and their families for the purposes of averting an impairment or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement of a child in foster care, enabling a child who has been placed in foster care to return to his family at an earlier time than would otherwise be possible, or reducing the likelihood that a child who has been discharged from foster care would return to care. This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide training to all individuals providing preventive services on an ongoing basis. The bill would also require ACS to ensure that all individuals providing preventive services to attend at least one training a year, the content of which ACS determines.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1598-2017 *Stephen T. Levin Proposed Int. No. 1598-APreventive services surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide to all families receiving preventive services an annual survey regarding their experiences with preventive services during the preceding calendar year. The surveys would ask questions about the family’s interactions with caseworkers, the type and quality of services and suggestions for how services may be improved. The bill would require ACS to submit to the Speaker of the Council a report on its plan on the implementation of the survey. The bill would also require ACS to aggregate the data from the surveys and any steps ACS has taken in response to the data and report it to the City Council and post it on their website on an annual basis.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1598-2017 *Stephen T. Levin  Preventive services surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide to all families receiving preventive services an annual survey regarding their experiences with preventive services during the preceding calendar year. The surveys would ask questions about the family’s interactions with caseworkers, the type and quality of services and suggestions for how services may be improved. The bill would require ACS to submit to the Speaker of the Council a report on its plan on the implementation of the survey. The bill would also require ACS to aggregate the data from the surveys and any steps ACS has taken in response to the data and report it to the City Council and post it on their website on an annual basis.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1598-2017 *Stephen T. Levin  Preventive services surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide to all families receiving preventive services an annual survey regarding their experiences with preventive services during the preceding calendar year. The surveys would ask questions about the family’s interactions with caseworkers, the type and quality of services and suggestions for how services may be improved. The bill would require ACS to submit to the Speaker of the Council a report on its plan on the implementation of the survey. The bill would also require ACS to aggregate the data from the surveys and any steps ACS has taken in response to the data and report it to the City Council and post it on their website on an annual basis.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1598-2017 AStephen T. Levin  Preventive services surveys.IntroductionThe bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to provide to all families receiving preventive services an annual survey regarding their experiences with preventive services during the preceding calendar year. The surveys would ask questions about the family’s interactions with caseworkers, the type and quality of services and suggestions for how services may be improved. The bill would require ACS to submit to the Speaker of the Council a report on its plan on the implementation of the survey. The bill would also require ACS to aggregate the data from the surveys and any steps ACS has taken in response to the data and report it to the City Council and post it on their website on an annual basis.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1607-2017 *Deborah L. Rose Proposed Int. No. 1607-ARequiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.IntroductionThis 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1607-2017 *Deborah L. Rose  Requiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.IntroductionThis 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1607-2017 *Deborah L. Rose  Requiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.IntroductionThis 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1607-2017 ADeborah L. Rose  Requiring the administration for children’s services to conduct a study regarding child protective caseloads and workloads.IntroductionThis 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1609-2017 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Proposed Int. No. 1609-ARequiring the administration for children’s services to report annually on the aggregate findings and recommendations of its child fatality review.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report annually on the findings and recommendations of its child fatality reviews during the previous calendar year. Such report would include the number of fatalities known to ACS for the previous year, the cause of death in such fatalities, the age, gender, race and ethnicity of children with such fatalities, any relevant trends identified and systemic recommendations, and a summary of any case practice findings and agency policy changes made in repose to child fatalities in the previous 12 months.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1609-2017 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Requiring the administration for children’s services to report annually on the aggregate findings and recommendations of its child fatality review.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report annually on the findings and recommendations of its child fatality reviews during the previous calendar year. Such report would include the number of fatalities known to ACS for the previous year, the cause of death in such fatalities, the age, gender, race and ethnicity of children with such fatalities, any relevant trends identified and systemic recommendations, and a summary of any case practice findings and agency policy changes made in repose to child fatalities in the previous 12 months.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1609-2017 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr.  Requiring the administration for children’s services to report annually on the aggregate findings and recommendations of its child fatality review.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report annually on the findings and recommendations of its child fatality reviews during the previous calendar year. Such report would include the number of fatalities known to ACS for the previous year, the cause of death in such fatalities, the age, gender, race and ethnicity of children with such fatalities, any relevant trends identified and systemic recommendations, and a summary of any case practice findings and agency policy changes made in repose to child fatalities in the previous 12 months.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1609-2017 ARafael Salamanca, Jr.  Requiring the administration for children’s services to report annually on the aggregate findings and recommendations of its child fatality review.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report annually on the findings and recommendations of its child fatality reviews during the previous calendar year. Such report would include the number of fatalities known to ACS for the previous year, the cause of death in such fatalities, the age, gender, race and ethnicity of children with such fatalities, any relevant trends identified and systemic recommendations, and a summary of any case practice findings and agency policy changes made in repose to child fatalities in the previous 12 months.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1635-2017 *Corey D. Johnson Proposed Int. No. 1635-AHRA job centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to create and issue a job center “appointment receipt” for all individuals who visit job centers. The appointment receipt would include any documents received by the agency from the visitor, the reason for the visit, and a time stamp indicating the time and date a visitor was present at the job center. The bill would require the department to post to its website a monthly report of the average constituent wait times at each job center. The bill would further require the department to display in job centers information on how to make a complaint and would require the department to issue a tracking number to track the status of a complaint.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1635-2017 *Corey D. Johnson  HRA job centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to create and issue a job center “appointment receipt” for all individuals who visit job centers. The appointment receipt would include any documents received by the agency from the visitor, the reason for the visit, and a time stamp indicating the time and date a visitor was present at the job center. The bill would require the department to post to its website a monthly report of the average constituent wait times at each job center. The bill would further require the department to display in job centers information on how to make a complaint and would require the department to issue a tracking number to track the status of a complaint.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 1635-2017 *Corey D. Johnson  HRA job centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to create and issue a job center “appointment receipt” for all individuals who visit job centers. The appointment receipt would include any documents received by the agency from the visitor, the reason for the visit, and a time stamp indicating the time and date a visitor was present at the job center. The bill would require the department to post to its website a monthly report of the average constituent wait times at each job center. The bill would further require the department to display in job centers information on how to make a complaint and would require the department to issue a tracking number to track the status of a complaint.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1635-2017 ACorey D. Johnson  HRA job centers.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Social Services to create and issue a job center “appointment receipt” for all individuals who visit job centers. The appointment receipt would include any documents received by the agency from the visitor, the reason for the visit, and a time stamp indicating the time and date a visitor was present at the job center. The bill would require the department to post to its website a monthly report of the average constituent wait times at each job center. The bill would further require the department to display in job centers information on how to make a complaint and would require the department to issue a tracking number to track the status of a complaint.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available