|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 28, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Jun 03, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S1371
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S1371 - Details
S1371 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1371 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the youth in progress advisory board and regional teams for adolescents in foster care for the state PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill establishes a statewide youth advisory board for adolescents in foster care. The board shall be a vehicle for youth advocacy and input on policies affecting youth in care. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1, amends article 6 of the social services law by adding a new title 1-9. Titled Youth In Progress. A new section 394, paragraph (1), establishes a. statewide youth in progress advisory board comprised of youth age 14 and older, recruited by local social services departments, authorized agencies serving adolescents in foster care and the office of children and family services. These youth must be either currently or were formerly in the foster care system and must be able to discuss
S1371 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1371 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing the youth in progress advisory board and regional teams for adolescents in foster care for the state THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Article 6 of the social services law is amended by adding a new title 1-B to read as follows: TITLE 1-B YOUTH IN PROGRESS SECTION 394. YOUTH IN PROGRESS. S 394. YOUTH IN PROGRESS. 1. THE YOUTH IN PROGRESS STATEWIDE ADVISORY BOARD IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED FOR THE PURPOSES OF BRINGING TOGETHER YOUTH AGE FOURTEEN AND OLDER WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN IN FOSTER CARE IN ORDER TO DISCUSS COMMON EXPERIENCES, IDEAS AND CONCERNS. THE LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, AUTHORIZED AGENCIES SERVING ADOLESCENTS IN FOSTER CARE, THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, AND CONTRACTORS OF THE OFFICE MAY RECRUIT APPROPRIATE YOUTH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE YOUTH IN PROGRESS ADVISORY BOARD AND REGIONAL TEAMS ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS. 2. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL FACILITATE THE FORMATION OF REGIONAL YOUTH IN PROGRESS TEAMS AND ASSIST IN IDENTIFYING AN ADULT MENTOR FOR EACH YOUTH TEAM MEMBER. THE REGIONAL YOUTH IN PROGRESS TEAMS AND ADULT MENTORS SHALL MEET ON A REGULAR BASIS AND SHALL CONDUCT PERIODIC REGIONAL FORUMS FOR FOSTER CARE YOUTH TO SPEAK OUT ON ISSUES OF INTEREST TO ADOLESCENTS IN FOSTER CARE. 3. THE YOUTH IN PROGRESS STATEWIDE ADVISORY BOARD, SHALL INCLUDE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE REGIONAL TEAMS THAT WILL ADVISE THE OFFICE OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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