This report represents the first annual publication on the placement experience of children entering foster care. As ACS moves toward a more closely integrated, neighborhood-based service system, this information is critical to track our progress in meeting children's needs with non-discriminatory practice and neighborhood-based services.
A focused strategy to address domestic violence in New York City's children's services
system. This document provides valuable information and insight into this complex issue. In addition, it will
be useful to ACS staff, provider agencies and other public and non-profit service providers and professionals who
work with families. This strategic plan provides the strong foundation on which we continue to build a service
This audit report FL03-131A is for the Department of Homeless Services Over Its Computer Equipment.
The Department of Homeless Services has widespread problems with its computer inventory system. It has no writtten
policies and procedures for recording, reporting, and safeguarding its computer inventory. As a result of their poor
inventory control practices, $1,841,015 in computer equipment purchased during the audit period was not listed on the
Department's inventor records. Audit recommendations cannot be readily provided due to the extent of their problems.
It is clear that the entire system has to be overhauled.
This audit assesed the efficiency of the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) in processing client
applications for permanaent housing. HASA is not efficient in doing this, due to the audit findings. Case managers do not
track the progress of permanent housing applications filed with the Housing Unit. However, the
Human Resources Administration(HRA) officials acknowledged the problems identified during the audit and stated that
HASA has instituted changes. Severeal recommendations are made, which include that the Case Financial Assessment (CBCFA) packages are processed in a more
timely manner, and that supervisors track the timeliness in processing CBCFA packages.