Analysis of the Proposed 2018 Monroe County Budget

We analyze annual budgets to ensure public expenditures map to what’s effective and what does the most good. With no affiliation with or funding from government or children’s services providers, we look at the impact of proposed funding plans on kids and families in the City of Rochester, Monroe County, and greater New York State. We look out for taxpayers, making sure that expenditures are for evidence-based preventive programs that work—not expensive, remedial, or ineffective programs. 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. Download: TCA Review of Proposed 2018 Monroe County...

TCA Applauds County Executive for Steps to Ensure Greater Safety of Children

MEDIA SATEMENT For More Information: Jamie Frumusa Jamie@tippingpointcomm.com 585-683-5439 Today marks an important victory for Monroe County’s children. The Children’s Agenda commends County Executive Dinolfo announcing today that she will increase CPS staffing levels and improve compensation for better recruitment and retention. This is a very important and meaningful step forward in addressing the crisis of our community’s staggering reports of child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Agenda, along with our partners in the faith community and the medical and social work professions, have vigorously advocated for lowering Monroe County’s ratio of cases to caseworkers to meet the state and national standard of no more than 12 to 1. The evidence is clear on what works to prevent these dangers, and as a community, we all have a moral duty to prevent, reduce and effectively respond to as many instances of abuse and neglect as humanly possible. We therefore applaud the County Executive for taking these important steps to ensure greater safety for all the children of Monroe County. We look forward to continuing our work with the County on this and other critically important children’s issues in our community. Larry Marx Chief Executive Officer The Children’s Agenda...

Children’s Interfaith Weekend – Friday, October 20, 2017 – Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Children’s Interfaith Weekend is celebrated on the third weekend of October every year. It is an opportunity to pray, learn about, and act on troubles facing children in our community, sponsored by The Children’s Agenda’s Interfaith Collaborative and staffed by Brigit Analyst, Policy & Advocacy Director at The Children’s Agenda. It is adapted from the annual Children’s Sabbath, celebrated throughout the U.S. and created by the national Children’s Defense Fund. To learn more, visit the Interfaith...
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