Act Now - Please Contact Your Legislators and ask them to reject Governor Cuomo's proposed cut to funding for child preventive and protective services!
This proposal could result in drastic reductions in services for children and families who are at highest risk of entering New York’s child welfare system, for years to come.
The current funding structure works because it allows counties to adjust their spending to meet the needs that arise in their communities. When county need increases, due to an epidemic like the opioid crisis, or a spike in reporting of neglect or abuse, as often happens after a child tragedy occurs, State funding responds to help communities meet increased need.
Governor Cuomo's proposed cap on this State funding would limit New York City's ability to expand and adjust services to meet new need, and threatens the stability of these services across the state.
The NYS Legislature will be voting on this and all parts of the governor's proposed budget in the coming weeks. Now is the time to let your legislators know that children should and need to be put first!
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