Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Public Safety Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary Budget
CDF-NY submits testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety on the fiscal year 2018 Preliminary Budget, speaking to the need to restore and expand funding for the Council’s Restorative Justice Initiative to $5 million in FY2018.
March 30, 2017
Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Education Oversight Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary Budget
CDF-NY submits testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education on the fiscal year 2018 Preliminary Budget, with an urgency to restore and expand funding for the council’s Restorative Justice Initiative to $5 million.
March 21, 2017
Comments for the Office of Safety and Youth Development, New York City Department of Education Re: The Draft New York City School Discipline Code
CDF-NY testifies on proposed changes to the Student Code of Conduct calling on the New York City Department of Education to take additional steps to foster safe and supportive schools, further reduce the use of suspensions, and lessen disparities in the use of exclusionary discipline by race, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
January 30, 2017
Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Teacher Recruitment and Retention
CDF-NY submits testimony on teacher recruitment and retention, with aims to encourage restorative supports for teachers that can result in positive school climates, higher student engagement, lower rates of absenteeism, dropout, and pushout, and increased teacher retention.
January 24, 2017
Testimony on Educational Services for Detained Placed and Incarcerated Youth.pdf
November 30, 2016
Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Disconnected Youth
CDF-NY submits testimony on Disconnected Youth focusing on preventing disconnection through restorative educational strategies that counteract school pushout and promote student engagement.
November 22, 2016
Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in NYC Schools
CDF-NY testifies on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination in NYC Schools with recommendations for promoting restorative methods of addressing and preventing harm and harassment in schools.
October 19, 2016
Testimony of the Children’s Defense Fund-NY: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs
CDF-NY Submits Testimony on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs, encouraging the DOE and Council to support CTE schools in creating positive climates for learning that do not set students on a path of disengagement from school.
September 21, 2016
Mayor’s Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline Releases Second and Final Phase of Recommendations
July 18, 2016
New York State Assembly Hearing on Criminal Justice May 2015
Assembly Standing Committee on Codes
Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary
Assembly Standing Committee on Correction
New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian
May 7, 2015
City Budget Testimony 2015
March 24, 2015
CDF-NY Public Protection Hearing Testimony
Joint Legislative Hearing on Public Protection 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal
February 26, 2015
CDF-NY’s Testimony on FY2015 Budget Provisions Related to Human Services
Joint Legislative Hearing on Human Services
2016 Executive Budget Proposal
February 14, 2015
Board of Correction ESHU Dec 2014
December 19, 2014
Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Regarding Enhanced Supervision Housing
December 19, 2014
Fire and Criminal Justice Services, and Juvenile Justice Testimony
October 8, 2014
Solitary Confinement Testimony NYS Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights
July 10, 2014
City Council Testimony: Young Women in New York City’s Juvenile Justice System
June 17, 2014
Violence at Rikers Testimony June 2014
June 12, 2014
Close to Home Initiative Non Secure Placement Hearing Testimony
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