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Recognizing Child Protective Staff as Essential Workers

Posted 6/15/20

The week of June 7 marked the city's third annual "CPS Week of Appreciation," an opportunity for New Yorkers to recognize and thank the 2,000-plus compassionate experts who investigate reports of suspected abuse and neglect, take action to protect vulnerable children, and help keep families together by providing supportive services.

Child Protective Specialists at NYC's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) investigate approximately 55,000 reports of possible child abuse and neglect each year. And even in the midst of this public-health crisis, that work does not stop. As many New Yorkers have stayed home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Child Protective Specialists are on the front lines. And now, more than ever, their work is vital.

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