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The proposed 2018 Monroe County budget includes notable progress for children and youth. In this report, we provide recommendations and commendations for the County and important findings from our review of the 2018 Proposed budget.read more
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Child abuse and neglect constitute a threat to the health and well-being of our most vulnerable population: children.
According to the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, during fiscal year 2015, over 683,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in the United States and 1,680 children died as a result of abuse and neglect.1 This data only encompasses Child Protective Services (CPS) reports and is likely to underreport the prevalence of abuse.
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If a budget document is a statement of priorities, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo’s for 2018 are clear: job creation, economic development and protecting the interests of children.read more
he EITC is a federal and state anti-poverty program that assists low income households by giving them extra cash based on their income. In Monroe County, approximately 60,000 households will receive an average of $4,000 between the federal and state EITC.read more
County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo makes some very important investments in her 2018 budget proposal. The plan includes roughly $3 million to add 30 Child Protective Services caseworkers, restores $1.7 million for services that have been proven to reduce child abuse and neglect, and boosts child day-care funding by $1.6 million. These are the very investments that community members, children’s advocates, and County Legislature Democrats have been asking for, in some cases for several years.read more
Citing a goal of improved quality of life for families, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo unveiled a 2018 budget proposal on Tuesday that boosts spending on child protective services, adds toxicologists to the Medical Examiner’s Office and holds the tax rate steady.read more