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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/25/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
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Int 1304-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Authorizing council members and the public advocate to visit and inspect detention facilities.IntroductionThis bill would authorize Council Members and the Public Advocate to visit and inspect secure and non-secure detention facilities administered by the Administration for Children's Services.   Not available Not available
Int 1829-2019 *Diana Ayala   Precluding the department of homeless services from requiring a child’s presence at an intake center when a family with children applies for shelter.IntroductionThis bill would preclude the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) from requiring that every member of a family be present at its intake center when that family seeks placement at a shelter. Currently, DHS requires that children under the age of 21 be present with their adult family members at the facility that processes shelter applications. This bill would allow these families to complete the application process without disrupting children’s schooling or other daily activities.   Not available Not available
Int 1992-2020 *Diana Ayala   Establishing a pilot program in the administration for children’s services to train case workers who specialize in developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities.IntroductionThis bill would establish a pilot program within the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to train a small percentage of ACS case workers to specialize in developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. This bill would also require the Commissioner of Children’s Services to submit a report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the merits of the pilot program.   Not available Not available
Int 2405-2021 *Stephen T. Levin  Runaway and homeless youth eligibility for rental assistance.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to consider the time a youth has spent in a runaway and homeless youth shelter as “homelessness” when determining whether that youth is eligible for rental assistance through CityFHEPS. This bill would also preclude DSS from requiring such youth to live outside of a youth shelter as a condition of eligibility.   Not available Not available
Int 2419-2021 *Stephen T. Levin  Quarterly reporting by the administration for children’s services on the amount of time children spend in the children’s center or temporary placement facilities.IntroductionThis bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post on the ACS website, a quarterly report about the amount of time that children spend in the children’s center or a temporary placement facility. The report would include information about the number of days spent in a facility, the type of facility, the age of the child, the level of care recommended, the number of children placed in a facility for the first time and the number of children placed in a facility on two or more occasions.   Not available Not available
Int 2420-2021 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring an audit and report on foster care placement notices.IntroductionThe New York Social Services law and Family Court Act require that when a foster care placement changes, a social services agency or worker must provide the attorney for the child with notice of the change in placement. This bill would require the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to conduct quarterly audits of foster care placement notifications. The audit would include a review of instances in which a notice was not provided as required, the time elapsed between a change in foster care placement and when the placement notice was provided, when notice of the change was provided to the attorney for the child and a summary of the information that was missing from the notice. ACS would be required to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the Council, and post on the ACS website, a report with the results of its audit from the preceding quarter.   Not available Not available
Int 2379-2021 *Darma V. Diaz  Requiring the department of social services to create a domestic violence shelter designated for men.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Social Services (DSS) to establish a domestic violence shelter exclusively for individuals who identify as men.   Not available Not available