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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.read more
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.read more
This annual address is an intergovernmental, public/private partnership on the “State of Our Children,” addressing the challenges and opportunities in ROC the Future’s data-based report card and action plan for moving key indicators of children’s success, cradle to career.read more
In the News
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
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo proposed the 2018 Monroe County budget.read more
The budget for Monroe County in 2018 has been released. Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo rolled out her priorities Tuesday morning at a news conference. Some of those areas of focus include funding new positions to tackle the heroin crisis and fully staffing Child Protective Services.read more
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo unveiled a $1.2 billion budget on Tuesday. She says for the second straight year, the spending plan holds the county property tax rate flat at $8.99 per $1,000 of assessed value. Dinolfo also says the budget holds overall spending growth to 1.3 percent, well below the rate of inflation.read more
County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo’s 2018 budget is a bit of a knuckleball. Every year for the past several, as Dinolfo and her predecessor, Maggie Brooks, have prepared to release their budgets, advocates would ramp up efforts to pressure the execs into boosting funding for programs that help vulnerable children. Child care funding has been a big one. And just yesterday, those advocates publicly asked Dinolfo to restore $1.7 million cut since 2014 from programs that have have been proven to reduce child abuse and neglect.read more