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Final Budget Compromise Must Restore All Child Welfare Funds2021-03-17T21:58:49-05:00

  Final Budget Compromise Must Restore All Child Welfare Funds

The New York State Child Welfare Coalition and CHAMPS-NY, two statewide coalitions comprised of policy advocates, service providers, and caregivers who advance policy and practice change in the child welfare system, call on the Governor and the State Legislature to address the heightened needs of children and families, supporting family stability and child safety, by rejecting proposed funding cuts and maintaining State support for ALL child welfare services.

NYS Budget FY 2022: Preserve Essential Services that Keep Children Safe and Strengthen Families and Communities2021-03-17T21:51:38-05:00

  NYS Budget FY 2022: Preserve Essential Services that Keep Children Safe and Strengthen Families and Communities

New York State cannot balance the budget by cutting services for the most vulnerable children, youth and families and must instead ensure that resources are in place to strengthen families and build strong foundations for children and youth.

Raise The Age – New York Memo of Support for S4002/A54492021-03-01T16:00:42-05:00

  Raise The Age – New York Memo of Support for S4002/A5449

In light of the recent incident in Rochester where a 9 year old girl experienced a mental health crisis and was physically restrained with handcuffs and pepper sprayed by police, we are confronted by the failure of our response to children in mental health crisis and the criminalization of Black children in New York.

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