National Child Welfare Data Show NYS Struggling

According to a current federal review, New York State ranks near the bottom nationally on safety and permanency measures for children in the state’s child welfare system. These measures indicate that children in New York are more likely to experience a recurrence of maltreatment than children in other states, and are less likely to be…

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Now Available! Testimony on the 2016-17 NYS Budget

Schuyler Center’s testimony before the Joint Fiscal Committees on Health, Mental Hygiene, and Human Services is now available on our Legislative Advocacy page.  Our testimony for each hearing focused on our priorities, including policies to strengthen families and communities, and those that ensure access to quality care and services. Find our 2016 policy priorities here.

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A First Look at the NYS Budget

The Schuyler Center’s First Look is an initial analysis of New York State’s 2016-17 Executive Budget as it intersects with our policy priorities.  Schuyler Center staff will spend the coming days gaining a deeper understanding of the Executive Budget and its impacts.  The First Look is an initial assessment of how the budget advances priorities that improve…

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New Brief: Hopeful Futures for New York’s Children

The Schuyler Center is pleased to share our new brief, Hopeful Futures for New York’s Children: Advancing Child Welfare. This publication is the result of data analysis; dozens of interviews with child welfare experts and stakeholders; and a convening of advocates, providers and stakeholders that we hosted in the fall of 2015.  Included in the report are…

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Strengthening Families & Combating Poverty

At our recent forum Nicholas Kristof, acclaimed columnist for the New York Times, spoke about the growing body of evidence supporting the importance of family-oriented approaches to addressing poverty and opportunity. These include programs that are successfully operating in New York State such as two-generation interventions, educational and health programs… Read Kate Breslin’s full message…

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Celebrating Medicaid on it’s 50th Anniversary!

The Medicaid program celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 30, 2015. This historic milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the program’s accomplishments and affirm its continued importance as a cornerstone of our health care delivery system.  Read a message from our President, marking this historic anniversary.

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60 ORGANIZATIONS PEN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR & LEGISLATURE: RAISE THE AGE NOW

In an open letter hand-delivered to Albany, the Schuyler Center joined sixty state-wide and national organizations including international human rights groups, social workers, faith-based organizations and children’s advocates, in strongly urging the passage of Raise the Age legislation before the legislative session’s end this week. Currently, New York is one of only two states that…

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Schuyler’s Last Look: NYS Budget 2015-16

Schuyler Center’s Last Look, the third in our analyses of the 2015-16 NYS budget process, is an initial assessment of New York State’s 2015-16 Final Budget and how it intersects with our policy priorities. The Last Look examines the budget’s impact on the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, especially those living in poverty.…

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