Important Notice To All Youth Between The Ages of 17 and 21 Who Are Currently In Foster Care and Whose Permanency Planning Goal Is To Leave Foster Care To Live On Their Own; Or Have Left Foster Care To Live On Their Own

If you fit into either of these categories, you may be a member of the certified plaintiff class in a lawsuit, which was filed on October 17, 2011 against the New York City Administration for Children's Services ("ACS") and the Commissioner of ACS, concerning your right to receive help in finding appropriate and adequate housing and to receive other help from ACS until your 21st birthday (even if you have left foster care). The notice (in a PDF file below in English and in Spanish) describes the case and the proposed Settlement that may be approved by the court. If approved, this Settlement will affect the rights of all members of the class.