Community Collaboration in New York City

Charting the Course for a Neighborhood-Based Safety Net 

As "prevention" has become the mantra of New York City social policy, from child welfare to family homelessness and beyond, city officials and nonprofit leaders have pursued new strategies to achieve the old objective of building a more efficient, integrated and collaborative safety net for families. This report explores why integrated services matter at the community level and assesses the successes and lessons learned from the Administration for Children's Services Neighborhood Networks project.