NYC Child Welfare Impact Data

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Good information about how child welfare is impacting a neighborhood can help local leaders, community groups, families and elected officials build community practices and advocate for investments that support neighborhood and family health. Over the coming months, FPP will be sharing data briefs that offer new information about who is impacted by child welfare, where, why and how.

FPP works from the perspective that child welfare involvement emerges as a symptom when communities are under stress and duress. Decades of racist economic policies and community disinvestment have led to neighborhood health inequities that make family life precarious. Our goal is to offer data clarity that can contribute to efforts to address over-reliance on the child welfare system and under-investment in communities.

Special Topics

  • Racial Disparities

    Racial disparities in New York City’s child welfare system have been well-documented. Citywide, almost 45% of Black and Latino children experience an investigation of their... Read More

  • Hotline Calls

    In 2021, a new study showed that Black and Latino families in NYC experience astoundingly high rates of child welfare investigations – 44% of Black... Read More

  • Court-Ordered Supervision

    From 2016-19, court-ordered supervision cases surged in New York City, spiking by 50% in 2017 after the high-profile death of Zymere Perkins in September 2016.... Read More

Neighborhood Data


As we develop neighborhood profiles, you will be able to look up information about your community through your zip code or by the name of your Community District. This work is in progress.

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  • Hunts Point

    Community District: Bronx 02 Zip Code: 10474     All data was provided by NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and data is from 2019... Read More

  • Sunset Park

    Community District: Brooklyn 07 Zip Codes: 11202, 11232   All data on this page was provided by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) unless... Read More

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