To thank the Senator for hercontinuing support for family planning service providers in Brooklyn and statewide, and to request that funding for reproductive health services bemaintained in the 2010-11 State Budget. Among the visitors are CarolBeemet; Lissa Wolfe; Hadiyah Chantry; Dana Czucka; Rocio De la Rosa; MarthaDenton; Theodora Diwouta; Gayle Dorsley; Patricia Houston; Mika Keegstra;Martha Shane; Diane Smith; Sarah Uehara and Erick Washington.Photo by Erick Washington
Attached is the Report of the Taskforce on Transforming Juvenile JusticeThe following individuals will be at the briefing:Gladys Carrión, Esq. - Commissioner, Office of Children and Family Services(OCFS)Jeremy Travis - President, John Jay College and Chairman of TaskforceMichael A. Corriero - Executive Director, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Co-Chair of Taskforce
By Lorraine Dusky Bloger for Birth Mother, First Mother Forum
Velmanette Montgomery, chairwoman of the Children and Families Committee. The Assembly sponsor, Assemblyman David Koon Rochester, continues the fight in that house. Birth parents who had no rights and no options presented to them signed ...
By FIB Senator Velmanette Montgomery, one of the few politicians to come out publicly to be for the EPA cleaning the Gowanus Canal (ie: she is PRO Superfund!) was there. While there, F.I.B heard from reliable political sources that Mayor ...
The Honorable David A. PatersonGovernor of New York StateExecutive Chamber, State CapitolAlbany, New York 12224
Dear Governor Paterson:
Thank you for your extraordinary support of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). We are writing to ask you to exempt SBHCs from any further State Budget cuts this year and in the 2010-11 State Budget. As you know, School-Based Health Centers had their base funding reduced by over $1.5 million in the last budget cycle. We understand that further cuts are necessary due to the current State deficit. But during these difficult financial times, underserved children and their families need more services, not less.
Legislation that Expands the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) -- S.3438/A.5462
What Does This Bill Do?
~ It amends New York’s child welfare law to reflect the special circumstances of criminal justice involvedfamilies.
~ It grants foster care agencies discretion to delay filing termination of parental rights papers when a parent’s incarceration or participation in a residential drug treatment program is a significant factor in why the child has been in foster care for 15 of the last 22 months.
New York, NY –Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF, Manhattan) and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that yesterday Governor Paterson signed into law a bill (A3378/S4077) requiring local social service districts to inform all people applying for public assistance of their option to receive information on resources for victims of sexual abuse and assault.
(Brooklyn, NY) – State Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron, today announced that $15 million, over three years, in capital funds has been secured for the redevelopment of ...
In the wake of a federal investigation into the administration and oversight of four secure juvenile detention facilities in New York, I am angered as well as saddened by the inhumane treatment of troubled youth, many of whom are living with mental illnesses.
Commissioner John B. MattinglyAdministration for Children Services150 William Street 18th FloorNew York, NY 10038
Dear Commissioner Mattingly:
There were a number of concerns raised at our public hearing over the proposed closure of over 120 ACS day care classrooms, and the transfer of over 3,500 four and five year old children from subsidized child care to kindergarten. Thanks to federal stimulus funding, and the intervention of the City Council, those closures were averted.