Thriving Kids

We support what’s needed most and works best across the continuum of child development. Learn more.

Supported Families

Together, we can help families access the resources they need to be strong and self-sufficient. Learn more.

Accountable Adults

We recommend smart investments and focus political will around what affects kids, but we can’t do it alone. Learn more.

Connected Communities

We advocate for removing silos between child-serving efforts and mobilizing community agents for change that works. Learn more.

Transformational Progress

We work to find the next innovative ideas and foster them here to make Monroe County an even better place to grow up and raise a family. Learn more.

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Join a team of professionals committed to improving the health, education and success of our community’s children and youth.

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Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

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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Dinolfo’s Budget: Too Good to Be True?

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.

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