Child abuse and neglect cases on rise in NYC, Mayor de Blasio reports
By Greg B. Smith
It was a tough summer and fall for Mayor de Blasio’s struggle to combat child abuse and reduce homelessness, new statistics show.
The number of abuse and neglect cases handled by the Administration for Children’s Services rose, as did the average caseload for those investigating abuse.
ACS caseworkers handled an average of 9.8 cases from July through October of 2016, up from 8.5 cases during the same period in 2015.