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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
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
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
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
November 30, 2016
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
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
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
July 18, 2016
Assembly Standing Committee on Codes Assembly Standing Committee on Judiciary Assembly Standing Committee on Correction New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus
May 7, 2015
March 24, 2015
FY2015 Joint Legislative Hearing on Public Protection 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal
February 26, 2015
FY2015 Joint Legislative Hearing on Human Services 2015 - 2016 Executive Budget Proposal
February 14, 2015
December 19, 2014
December 19, 2014
October 8, 2014
July 10, 2014
June 17, 2014
June 12, 2014
The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start , a Head Start , a Fair Start , a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
May 8, 2012