The Children’s Agenda recognizes that the Governor is responsible for developing a budget that is both fiscally and socially responsible and this is no easy task. To say that economic times are tight for State government is an understatement. It is especially in these tight times, though that we must continue to invest in prevention.
Preventing abuse, learning problems, and youth crime and delinquency is a proven way to benefit the economy and strengthen families, better ensuring that the children of New York State grow up to be healthy, productive citizens.
In the 2012–‐2103 budget, Governor Cuomo has made some choices that will benefit New York State’s children, but some important areas have been missed.
The Children’s Agenda advocates for effective policies and drives evidenced-based solutions for the health, education and success of children. We are especially committed to children who are vulnerable because of poverty, racism, health inequities and trauma.