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SECTION 481-D
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Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 10-A
§ 481-d. William B. Hoyt Memorial children and family trust fund
advisory board. 1. There is hereby established in the department, a
William B. Hoyt Memorial children and family trust fund advisory board.
The board shall meet regularly for the purpose of advising and making
recommendations to the department in developing program standards
relating to the establishment of family violence, including
intergenerational family violence, prevention and service programs,
developing requests for proposals and evaluating the effectiveness of
funded programs. The members of the board shall receive no compensation
for their services, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and
necessary expenses incurred during the performance of their duties.

2. The board shall consist of thirteen members to be appointed by the
governor, two of whom shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the
speaker of the assembly, one of whom shall be appointed upon the
recommendation of the minority leader of the assembly, two of whom shall
be appointed upon the recommendation of the temporary president of the
senate, and one of whom shall be appointed upon the recommendation of
the minority leader of the senate. Members of the board shall be
appointed for a term of three years. The governor shall designate one
member to serve as chairman of the board. To the maximum extent possible
members shall be chosen to represent equally those knowledgeable in,
concerned with or committed to the field of domestic violence and/or
child abuse. Members of the board may be chosen from groups including
but not limited to: local social services districts; local youth boards
or youth bureaus; child abuse and neglect task forces; statewide
coalitions against domestic violence; alcoholism services; public
agencies, not-for-profit corporations and educational institutions
concerned with or providing professional training in family violence and
child welfare services; family violence self-help and advocacy groups;
the legal, social work, mental health, medical, clergy, judicial and law
enforcement professions; groups dealing with services to the abused
elderly; other professionals that provide family violence services and
other concerned individuals or organizations, including parents or
guardians of children who were or are in receipt of services funded
pursuant to this article.