Here’s the answer: Pour millions more into a multi-million dollar facility that advocates knew would fail from the day it opened, instead of spending that money helping families.
Here’s the question: How does New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services propose to “fix” the hellhole it calls a “shelter”?
“Here we are, 18 years after the Children’s Center opened … [and] the Children’s Center is currently under a cloud of scandal and litigation and has become, as advocates feared in 2001, a place where children languish for too long,” [emphasis added].
Shelters can’t be fixed
|ACS Commissioner David Hansell|
has come up with a long line of excuses,
all of which boil down to:
Hey, it's everybody's fault but mine!
Failure to track psychiatric meds
Now, here’s your final jeopardy answer: Apparently, none.
If you need the music to think it over:
OK, here’s the question: For which failings of the agency that he purports to run, will David Hansell, commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services take responsibility?