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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $4.75 million to support the expansion of early childhood anti-poverty initiatives as part of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. Funding will support new summer learning programs, and child care and home visiting services for children and caregivers in the City of Rochester pilot neighborhoods targeted by the Anti-Poverty Initiative, including the EMMA neighborhood – East Main, Mustard & Atlantic Avenue – Beechwood and Marketview Heights.read more
The Children’s Agenda shares annual, detailed analyses of proposed city, county, and state budgets on children and youth.read more
In the News
The most effective way to combat child abuse is to prevent it from happening at all.
That’s the rationale behind a push by a coalition of local faith leaders, physicians, parents and child advocates who held a press conference on Monday morning to persuade Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and the County Legislature to include more funding for prevention programs in the upcoming 2018 budget.
More than a dozen agencies in the Rochester area called on Monroe County to focus more money on preventing child abuse. At a news conference Monday morning, area pediatric physicians, parents and child advocates came together as part of The Children’s Agenda. The organization aims to restore funding that has been cut for some preventative services.read more
Advocates from a variety of backgrounds gathered Monday morning asking Monroe County to restore funding for preventative child abuse programming.read more
Local faith leaders, doctors and child advocates are pushing to fight child abuse following several high profile cases in Monroe County like Brook Stagles’ death. They released a new policy brief highlighting the need for funding in the 2018 Monroe County budget for evidence-based prevention programming.read more
A coalition of children’s advocates, faith leaders, and medical professionals are urging Monroe County officials to better fund services that have been proven to help prevent child abuse.read more