DFTA has crafted “Plan 2025”, which lays out a blueprint for adding new services, and making
enhancements to or transforming existing services, to respond to the needs of the burgeoning
population of older people.
Report on the first annual Foster Care Youth Experience Survey in accordance with Local Law 146 of 2016, which requires 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.
DOC submits report to BOC on monthly progress report on its implementation of the Young Adult Plan and implementation of alternatives to punitive segregation (Second Chance, TRU, ESH, and Secure Units) Information includes young adult population, young adult related training provided to staff.
The Department shall conduct and report a monthly audit of its compliance with BOC Minimum Standards related to lock-in, access to courts and legal services including Law Library, recreation, access to programming and participation rates, and education services utilization rates as applied.
A monthly audit report on DOC's compliance with BOC Minimum Standards related to lock-in, access to courts and legal services including Law Library, recreation, access to programming and participation rates, and education services utilization rates as applied to young adult individuals in ESH.
The Department provides the Board with a monthly, public report on the operation of Secure Units and Young Adult ESH Units. Data includes, but is not limited to, number of individuals in each phase, information regarding placements and placement criteria, movement between phases, length of stay wit
Young Adult ESH and Secure Unit Monthly Reports. For each placement, the date of entry, the criteria met for placement, the dates of specific incidents used to justify placement and the associated incident type, the placement level housing category in which the inmate was housed prior to placement.
This report summarizes the findings of a survey of 3,105 Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Jewish, and Sikh New Yorkers about their experiences of bias harassment, discrimination, and acts of hate between July 2016 and late 2017, a timeframe that encapsulates the climate pre- and post-election.
This report, the first produced under a 2017 City Council law that turns to IBO to issue periodic reports on New York City economic development tax expenditures, looks at the efficiency and effectiveness of two programs: Commercial Revitalization & Commercial Expansion.
Summary of the impact of services provided by WCBDI to worker cooperatives in the previous three fiscal years. The report outlines the obstacles that worker cooperatives encounter when competing for City contracts and recommends measures to lessen the effects of such obstacles.
]Roughly 150,000 special education students in New York City schools receive speech therapy and other “related services.” Many students are supposed to receive one or more services multiple times a week. With hybrid schedules, how many can receive their services in person?
Two new federal policies tying Medicare reimbursements to quality of care took effect in October 2012. Hospitals are now penalized for excess readmissions. An additional penalty or bonus can be awarded, based on adherence to clinical standards and ratings on patient surveys.
For years, some providers of city-funded social services have questioned disparities in the funding of their programs, with wide differences in how much support some groups receive for each participant despite offering a similar set of services.
NYC BY THE NUMBERS: Following an investigation into health care in the city’s jails, in 2015 Mayor de Blasio shifted responsibility for providing health care in the jails from private firms to the city’s public hospital system. Despite a shrinking jail population, the cost of care has increased.
IBO has examined the shares of reports to the hotline over several years that came from mandated reporters versus those that came from the general public, such as relatives, neighbors, or anonymous callers.
Report on Retaliatory Adverse Personnel Complaints/Annual
In Fiscal Year 2020, DOI received 30 complaints from individuals who alleged job-related retaliation or sought protection for reporting misconduct in City government – two fewer than in the prior fiscal year.
The city is in the process of spending $8.7b to close Rikers Island & replace it and other jails with new borough-based facilities. But the new jails are not expected be ready until 2026. In the interim, the city needs to spend millions of dollars on major repairs of the jails destined for closure.
With a growing number of English language learners and an expanding set of programs to assist them, IBO looked at shifts in placements at 1,512 traditional public schools over the four years from 2014-2015 through 2017-2018.
The city’s diminishing stock of rent-stabilized apartments is highly sought after by prospective tenants because these regulated units often rent at below-market rates and offer a variety of tenant protections including the right to lease renewal.
NYC BY THE NUMBERS: The Covid-19 pandemic brought renewed attention to the importance of parks and open space in neighborhoods. But some NYC neighborhoods have substantially more park space than others. We map the differences by square foot per resident.
As of June, the Department of Education had 131,199 full-time employees. More than 119,000 served in jobs under the broad classification of pedagogues, which includes roles such as principals, assistant principals, teachers, and teaching assistants also known as paraprofessionals.
Many of the city’s highest-scoring students will likely attend one of the city’s nine specialized high schools. But many high-scorers—including some offered admission to a specialized high school—will attend other schools.
Last year NYC's five pension systems for municipal employees paid $12.9 billion in benefits to more than 332,000 retirees or their beneficiaries. While many retired city workers remain in the five boroughs, many others collect their pension checks in states and counties all around the country.
Every two years, DCWP estimates the unbanked in NYC. The research brief illustrates the updated number of unbanked households in NYC (an estimated 301,700 NYC households), details demographic information about the unbanked population, and highlights systemic barriers to banking access.
Before the recent announcement of ThriveNYC, the de Blasio Administration’s initiatives to improve access to mental health programs for youth, adults, and seniors, the Mayor had previously launched measures to boost behavioral health programs for the city’s inmate population.
Nearly 400 public schools with grades 9-12 offer advancement placement courses. Course content is very similar across the schools, but some schools weight student grades, potentially turning a B into an A. With appendix table.
The number of students in grades 6 through 12 suspended for breaking school rules has continued to decline in recent years as the City Council and the de Blasio Administration have fostered policies that promote alternatives to keeping students out of the classroom.
New York City’s budget includes more than $450m this year to fund the offices of the city’s 5 District Attorneys and Special Narcotics Prosecutor. In the 1980s & 1990s, as the number of arrests climbed staffing at these offices grew. But as arrests fell sharply over the past decade, did staff fall?
IBO reviewed 131 NYC Housing Connect listings for 3,605 new affordable apartments over a recent six-month period, surveying the distribution of rents by income group and by apartment size, as well as rent-to-income ratios.
The Adams Administration increased funding for the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program in the Preliminary Budget. IBO explores what we know about the planned expansion thus far and what questions remain.
New York State real property tax law establishes the 421-a property tax exemption for the construction of new multifamily housing in the city. This map shows where & what types of buildings receive these breaks.
Local law 55 requires that landlords take steps to keep their tenants’ homes free of pests and mold. This includes safely fixing the conditions that cause these problems. Tenants also play a role in preventing indoor allergens.
Over the last decade, the number of city residents receiving food stamps has more than doubled, while
public assistance recipients have decreased and the number of blind and disabled New Yorkers receiving
Supplemental Security Income benefits has remained flat.
As part of our recently released Education Indicators, IBO examined what impact living in a low-income neighborhood may have on student achievement, as well as how attending a school with a higher concentration of students from low-income neighborhoods affects individual achievement.
Reports on the development, progress and achievements of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's source water protection programs established to maintain the Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) for the Catskill/Delaware portion of the New York City water supply.
This report examines who in New York City holds debt, for whom this debt was taken out for, how much they owe, how they are managing their debt, and how their debt affects major life choices, confidence about repayment, and evaluation of their educational decisions.
Participation in the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s recreational boating program remained steady in 2018. Crews have been deployed to aid NYC Parks in clearing downed and damaged trees after last week's snowstorm.
Construction has completed on the first phase of high-level sewers along 3rd Avenue in the Gowanus neighborhood. The Value Ambassador program highlights three employees whose work best represents the values of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Mining of the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel has reached the halfway point, and the project is on schedule and on budget.The Municipal Engineers of the City of New York honored Tasos Georgelis and Natalia Perez with awards.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pursuing an energy policy of a "circular economy of organics," aiming to minimize organic waste sent to landfills and maximize the recovery and beneficial use of all resource streams.
Work has begun on a $300 million project to install new clean-burning co-generation engines at the North River Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in west Harlem. Ground was broken on a $31 million project to bring street and infrastructure improvements to Far Rockaway, Queens.
Entries for the 33rd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest are now being accepted. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction are undertaking a $31 million infrastructure project to upgrade water mains in Washington Heights.
Updates on the $400 million program to upgrade water supply infrastructure at Schoharie Reservoir. Projects include the rehabilitation of the Gilboa Dam and Shandaken Tunnel and a new release works for the reservoir. DEP will undertake a $15 million rehabilitation project for Jerome Park Reservoir.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launches the "Trash it. Don't Flush it" public awareness campaign about proper disposal of grease, wipes, and other trash. Focus on the Field features five DEP employees that best represent Service at the agency.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza reviews several of the agency's accomplishments from the past year. Spotlight on DEP employees who represent the agency's core values.
The second half of 2018 set records for watershed runoff due to persistent rainfall and an early snowstorm. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection's ability to fulfill its mission depends on its success in recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.