senate Bill S322

Directs social services districts to contract with non-residential programs for victims of domestic violence to provide outreach and education in high schools

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  • 05 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • 31 / Mar / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 21 / Feb / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 07 / Mar / 2012
    • DEFEATED IN CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION

Summary

Directs social services districts to contract with non-residential programs for victims of domestic violence to provide outreach and education to students in public and private high schools; provides for state reimbursement therefor.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A330
Versions:
S322
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§459-a & 459-c, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S1276, S4119A, A1023
2007-2008: S4030, A7237

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BILL NUMBER:S322

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing
school-outreach domestic violence prevention programs

PURPOSE:
Directs social services districts to contract with non-residential
programs for victims of domestic violence to provide outreach and
education in high schools.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends Subdivision 5 of section 459-a of the social services
law by excluding the requirement that victims of domestic violence
and their children constitute at least 70% of the clientele of a
"non-residential program for victims of domestic violence", if such
program is providing school-outreach domestic violence prevention.

Section 2 amends section 459-c of the social services law by adding a
new subdivision 3, which requires a social services district to
purchase a domestic violence program for public and private middle
and high school students from a non-residential, not-for-profit
organization operating a program for victims of domestic violence,
and that 100% of expenditures by the social services district where
appropriately expressed, shall be state reimbursed.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
Abuse in teen relationships is on the rise, with various studies
estimating that 25%-33% of teenage girls will experience physical
abuse in a relationship by the age of eighteen. Information about
violence in families and relationships, its dynamics, how to hold the
abuser accountable, and the community resources for victims and
survivors, is critical. There are many requests from middle and high
schools for this type of program but no funding sources.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-2010: S.1276 - Died in Committee
2007-2008: S.3163 - Died in Committee
2005-2006: S.1294 - Died in Committee
2003-2004: S.4233 - Died in Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Shall take effect 120 days after enactment providing the commissioner
of children and family services is authorized to promulgate rules and
regulations necessary for implementation.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   322

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MONTGOMERY, ADAMS, DIAZ, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, SAMPSON, SAVINO, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Social Services

AN  ACT  to  amend  the social services law, in relation to establishing
  school-outreach domestic violence prevention programs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 459-a of the social services law,
as amended by chapter 169 of the laws of 1994, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  5.  "Non-residential  program  for victims of domestic violence" means
any program operated by a not-for-profit organization, for  the  purpose
of  providing  non-residential services to victims of domestic violence,
including, but not limited to, information and referral services,  advo-
cacy,  counseling,  and  community education and outreach activities and
providing  or  arranging  for  hotline  services.  Victims  of  domestic
violence  and  their children, if any, shall constitute at least seventy
percent of the clientele of such programs; PROVIDED THAT CLIENTELE IN  A
SCHOOL-OUTREACH  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  PREVENTION  PROGRAM SHALL BE DISRE-
GARDED IN MAKING THIS CALCULATION.
  S 2. Section 459-c of the social services law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3.  (A)  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND THE
REGULATIONS OF THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN  AND  FAMILY  SERVICES,  A  SOCIAL
SERVICES  DISTRICT  SHALL  PURCHASE  FROM  A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
OPERATING A NON-RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND
PROVIDE TO STUDENTS WITHIN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE  HIGH  SCHOOL  SETTINGS  A
PROGRAM  OF INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES, ADVOCACY, COUNSELING, AND
EDUCATION ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01399-01-1

S. 322                              2

  (B) TO THE EXTENT THAT  FUNDS  ARE  APPROPRIATED  EXPRESSLY  THEREFOR,
STATE  REIMBURSEMENT  SHALL  BE AVAILABLE FOR ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE
EXPENDITURES MADE BY A SOCIAL SERVICES DISTRICT  FOR  PROGRAMS  PROVIDED
PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided that the commissioner of the office
of  children and family services is authorized to promulgate any and all
rules and regulations and take any other measures necessary to implement
this act on its effective date on or before such date.

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