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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to children and families|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to children and families|
senate Bill S897
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S897 - Details
S897 - Summary
Establishes the peer advocacy and mentoring program; provides peer support, advocacy and mentoring for youth in residential care.
S897 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S897 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the peer advocacy and mentoring program PURPOSE: This bill directs the Office of Children and Family Services, in consultation with the Office of Mental Health, to contract for the establishment of a peer advocacy and mentoring program designed to provide support for youth in residential facilities operated or licensed by the department. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 of the bill adds a new section 522-a to the executive law directing OCFS within amounts appropriated to establish a Peer Advocacy and Mentoring Program through contract with a not-for-profit organization(s) specializing Providing peer support and advocacy to youth. Services would be provided to youth residing in residential care licensed or operated by OCFS or OMH, as well as those youth transitioning or preparing to transition out of such placements, but priority would be given to services for youth placed or committed to state operated secure, limited-secure and non-secure juvenile detention facilities and other residential facilities licensed to
S897 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 897 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Children and Families AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the peer advocacy and mentoring program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 522-a to read as follows: S 522-A. PEER ADVOCACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM. 1. THERE IS HEREBY CREATED WITHIN THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, A PEER ADVO- CACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM. 2. THE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WITHIN THE AMOUNTS APPROPRIATED THEREFOR, CONTRACT WITH A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OR ORGANIZATIONS SPECIALIZING IN PROVIDING PEER SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY TO YOUTH AND THE NEEDS OF YOUTH, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL NEEDS, TO ESTABLISH A PEER ADVOCACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM. SUCH PROGRAM SHALL BE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PEER SUPPORT, ADVOCACY AND MENTORING FOR YOUTH RESIDING IN RESIDENTIAL CARE AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (G) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION FOUR HUNDRED TWELVE-A OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, PRIORITY FOR SERVICES UNDER THE PEER ADVOCACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM SHALL BE GIVEN TO YOUTH WHO WERE PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL CARE PURSUANT TO SECTION 353.3 OF THE FAMILY COURT ACT, AND WHO RESIDE IN FACILITIES DESCRIBED IN SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THIS ARTICLE. 4. PEER ADVOCATES ACTING AS EMPLOYEES OR VOLUNTEERS IN THE PEER ADVO- CACY AND MENTORING PROGRAM SHALL: (A) BE INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIXTEEN AND THIRTY WHO HAVE: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02727-01-3
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