Mayor outlines sweeping changes to child welfare system in BX, city

Mayor Bloomberg (R-NY) announced a series of changes Tuesday to strengthen the city's response to child abuse or neglect. The reform follows a review into the death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, whose parents were charged with her death. One change will focus on improving coordination between agencies, including the city's Administration for Children?s Services (ACS). Caseworkers for ACS had been investigating allegations of abuse at Brown?s home since December. Bloomberg says the city will invest more than $16 million for the initiatives. He also plans to investigate the role of schools in reporting extended student absences as educational neglect.

Related Stories:Brooklyn parents charged in death of 7-year-old daughter Police investigate Bedford-Stuyvesant parents after child's death

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."