Following the tragic deaths of two young Buffalo children, Senator Kennedy and Assemblywoman Peoples-Stokes pursue new legislation to improve a system long needing reform.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes, both Democrats from Buffalo, today unveiled a comprehensive series of legislation that will strengthen and improve Child Protective Services in Erie County and across the state. Together, the bills proposed by Kennedy and Peoples-Stokes present major changes to a system long in need of reform.
At public hearing today in Albany, Kennedy says there’s an urgent need for additional state resources for local CPS agencies in light of recent child fatalities in Erie County.
ALBANY, N.Y. – At a public hearing where state lawmakers explored the budget’s impact on human services, Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, made a forceful plea for increased state resources for local child protection services in Western New York and across the state. In light of recent child fatalities in Erie County, Kennedy says there is a dire need for new support for child protection services.
State providing $150,000 grant through the Urban Initiatives program to support Boys & Girls Club renovation project.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan today announced state funding to support major renovation plans for the Butler-Mitchell Boys and Girls Club, which is an important yet aging community asset on Buffalo’s West Side. Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo officials outlined their plans to improve the Butler-Mitchell Clubhouse and broaden its impact in the neighborhood. Kennedy said this major reconstruction project will help strengthen the West Side community and support families who call the neighborhood home.
Senator Kennedy Announces Stronger Penalties for Endangering the Welfare of a Child Unanimously Approved in Senate
Kennedy-cosponsored bill will establish a felony offense of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child; current law only allows for misdemeanor charges.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, announced the State Senate unanimously passed legislation today that will strengthen penalties against those who harm or abuse children. This bill, which Senator Kennedy cosponsored, will establish a felony offense of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Current law only allows for misdemeanor charges to be imposed for child endangerment.