In compliance with Local Law 41 passed by the New York City Council in 2018, ACS and DYCD submit a yearly report to the Council regarding youth who are in contact with DYCD’s Runaway and Homeless Youth services or ACS, and who self-report, are referred as or later identified to be sexually exploited
This report reflects the past year's work of the City agencies belonging to the Interagency Coordinating Council on Youth. These work groups address the needs of young people and establish programs and services to help serve the youth.
DYCD in partnership with DHS launched a direct referral process to allow youth from DYCD-funded residential programs to more easily transition to the adult shelter system. Such practice was codified in Local Law 81 of 2018.
At the request of DYCD and of the New York City Center of Economic Opportunity, which oversees the implementation, performance monitoring and evaluation of the majority of YMI programs, Policy Studies Associates, Inc. (PSA) conducted an evaluation of the YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Program during the 2013-14 school year.
This ICC Annual Annual inter-agency report provides an overview of ICC member agencies' efforts to improve and streamline services on behalf of young people in New York City and documents the services provided to youth through City agencies.
DYCD contracted with Policy Studies Associates, Inc. (PSA) to conduct a three-year evaluation of the Middle School Initiative. The evaluation was designed to inform DYCD about program-level implementation patterns, the characteristics of youth served by the initiative, their patterns of program participation, and relationships between Beacon Middle School program features and certain youth outcomes.