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Naomi Post 
Executive Director
(212) 697-0186 or NPost@childrensdefense.org

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CDF-NY in the News

Elimination of Solitary for 18-21 year olds
July 13, 2016, Village Voice

Children and state health care reforms
May 31, 2016, Crain's New York

New Leaders at Comic Relief and Children’s Defense Fund-NYC
April 29, 2016, Chronicle of Philanthropy

Children’s Defense Fund Stands Up For Kids
April 28, 2016, Metrofocus

Living and Loving
April 5, 2016, New York Social Diary

Students Shine at Children's Defense Fund Gala
March 2, 2016, Wall Street Journal

Will New York Be Last to 'Raise the Age'?
October 1, 2015, Gotham Gazette

High school seniors honored at Children’s Defense Fund gala
April 2, 2015, New York Amsterdam News

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CDF-NY Testimony

Public Hearing on Proposed Revisions to the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning

August 8, 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 Legislative Caucus

May 7, 2015

City Budget Testimony 2015

March 24, 2015

CDF-NY Public Protection Hearing Testimony

FY2015 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

FY2015 Joint Legislative Hearing on Human Services 2015 - 2016 Executive Budget Proposal

February 14, 2015

Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Regarding Enhanced Supervision Housing

December 19, 2014

Board of Correction ESHU Dec 2014

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

JJC LGBTQ Work Group Girls in JJ

June 17, 2014

Violence at Rikers Testimony June 2014

June 12, 2014

Testimony 6.12 NYC DOE Discipline Code Hearing

We call upon the DOE to engage in a public campaign regarding the importance of using positive alternatives to zero tolerance discipline... We believe that it is critically important that DOE promote the need positive alternatives much more publicly.

June 5, 2012

Close to Home Initiative Non Secure Placement Hearing Testimony

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

Testimony 11.11 NYC DOE City Council Hearing

When we consider the needs of the approximately 1.1 million children served in our city's schools, we know that much more remains to be done to ensure that training initiatives become more than just ad hoc programs utilized by a handful of schools. We must reduce suspensions by investing in meaningful reforms that will ensure that New York City's more than 1,600 schools can cap the pipeline that is funneling too many of our city's children toward failure, unemployment, and incarceration.

November 30, 2011

Making Applications for Child Health Plus A and B Available in Public Schools and Child Care Centers

November 19, 2007

Mental Hygiene Hearing Testimony

FY2015 Joint Legislative Hearing on Human Services 2015 - 2016 Executive Budget Proposal

Health Medicaid Hearing Testimony

The Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) 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.

Examination of Violence and the Provision of Mental Health and Medical Services in New York City Jails

CDF-NY Testimony at September 2014 Immigration Committee Hearing on Unaccompanied Minors

1 Testimony of the Chil dren’s Defense Fund – New York “Crisis of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: What is New York City Doing?” Before the Committee s on Immigration , and Courts and Legal Services

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