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Running ACS ‘Won’t Be Easy,’ Agency’s New Boss Says

(DNAINFO) Jeff Mays | February 26, 2017 — Hansell plans to bring a “management approach” to one of the most complicated agencies in the city.

The new head of the Administration for Children’s Services plans to increase cooperation with the NYPD while creating a more “metrics”-based management system for the troubled agency.

David Hansell, who formerly worked as KPMG’s head of Global Human & Social Services Center of Excellence and as acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families in the Obama Administration, will now take over an agency that is under the oversight of an independent monitor after recent and brutal deaths of children.

In its own report on the beating death of 6-year-old Harlem boy Zymere Perkins, the city noted that ACS and outside agencies hired to monitor the child and his family did not “completely and thoroughly” investigate his welfare or whether his mother could properly care for him despite repeated contact with them.

Source: Running ACS ‘Won’t Be Easy,’ Agency’s New Boss Says – Kips Bay – DNAinfo New York