Children's Services, Administration for (ACS)


The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) is the City agency responsible for child welfare, early care and education, and juvenile justice services. ACS strives to protect, support, and promote the safety and well-being of the children, youth, and families of New York City. ACS investigates approximately 55,000 allegations of child abuse and maltreatment annually; it offers preventive services to families allowing them to remain safely together, when possible; and, it provides a loving, safe, and supportive environment to children who come into foster care. ACS also administers the largest publicly-funded early care and education system in the country, serving over 100,000 children; to ensure that the City's youngest residents receive lessons and skills to prepare them for success in school and beyond. In addition, ACS oversees an array of services and programs for youth at every stage of the juvenile justice process. The agency works to promote services that strengthen family connections, keep youth engaged in their communities, and ensure that the young people continue to make educational and other developmental progress while in the juvenile justice system.



  150 William St., New York NY, 10038    Map this

Contact Numbers

Mandated Reporters:  (800) 635-1522
Outside of New York State:  (518) 474-8740
1-877-KIDS NYC:  (877) 543-7892
State Central Registry:  (800) 342-3720
General Public:  (212) 341-0900
General Public:  (212) 341-0901


Jess Dannhauser , Commissioner. $243,171.
Appointed Jan 4, 2022
(212) 341-0903
Chief of Staff - Tia Waddy
(212) 341-2810
Senior Advisor, Investigations - James Fey
(212) 341-0947
Chief Accountability Officer - Eden Hauslaib
(212) 341-0953
EEO/ADA Officer - James Keys
(212) 442-2356
Executive Scheduler & Executive Assistant to the Commissioner - Janel Quiroz
(212) 361-0911
Interim Chief Information Officer, Information Technology (IT) - Amar Sondhi
(212) 676-8611
Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources - Melissa Hester
(212) 341-9500
Assistant Commissioner, Audit & Accountability - Jennifer Fiellman
(212) 341-8968