Bill S5718A-2011

Relates to public-private partnerships to support at-risk children

Provides that expenditures made by the county of Monroe or the Rochester city school district for preventive services described in paragraph b of this subdivision shall be subject to sixty-five percent state reimbursement; further provides that one hundred percent of Monroe county's local portion of claims for such services are comprised of privately donated funds.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 5, 2012: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • Jan 10, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 5718A
  • Jan 10, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO SOCIAL SERVICES
  • Jun 13, 2011: REFERRED TO RULES

Meetings

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Social Services - Jun 5, 2012
Ayes (4): Gallivan, Ball, Martins, Huntley
Ayes W/R (1): Squadron
Excused (1): Farley

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5718A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act to amend the social services law, in relation to public-private partnerships to support at-risk children; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE:

This legislation creates a pilot program that creates an incentive for private donors to invest in evidence based programs that address the critical need's of the state's most vulnerable children. The pilot would leverage the strong alliance Monroe County has built with its private business and philanthropic community to integrate public dollars with private donations to invest in programs to support at-risk children and families. The program will test the effectiveness of public incentives to raise significant private money for innovative, evidence based programs that ultimately save taxpayer money through programs, provided on a community basis for the purpose of preventing child abuse and neglect, averting family crisis and later foster care placements preventing delinquency or promoting positive youth development.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

§ 1 adds a new Social Services Law § 153-1 to establish a pilot program that authorizes Monroe County to use state funds for public-private partnerships to support preventive programs for at risk children that provide:

- home visitation, treatment intervention and parenting education to families eligible for service under the temporary assistance for needy families program;

- educational intervention and improvement services for students at risk of academic failure and school drop out;

- intervention and individualized planning services providing support for families that have sought family court intervention for a person in need of supervision petition or child with serious emotional challenges;

- services intended to increase graduation rates and prepare students for college or the workplace through one-on-one mentoring, academic support, life and social skills, and job readiness; and

- at-risk first-time parents with maternal and child health nurses to improve

pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and family economic self-sufficiency.

§ 1 also require Monroe County to prepare an annual report regarding this program, including the sources and amounts of private funding obtained, the programs supported through such funding, and the costs and benefits of such program for the county of Monroe.

§ 2. Makes this bill effective immediately Upon enactment, and provides that it expires on December 31, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately Upon enactment, and expires on December 31, 2017.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5718--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 13, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ALESI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Social Services in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to public-private partnerships to support at-risk children; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section 153-l to read as follows: S 153-L. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT AT-RISK CHILDREN; FUNDING. 1. (A) EXPENDITURES MADE BY THE COUNTY OF MONROE OR THE ROCHES- TER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR PREVENTIVE SERVICES DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT STATE REIMBURSEMENT; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF MONROE COUNTY'S LOCAL PORTION OF CLAIMS FOR SUCH SERVICES ARE COMPRISED OF PRIVATELY DONATED FUNDS. (B) ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS INCLUDE THOSE PROVIDING: (I) HOME VISITATION, TREATMENT INTERVENTION AND PARENTING EDUCATION TO FAMILIES ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICE UNDER THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM; (II) EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION AND IMPROVEMENT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AT RISK OF ACADEMIC FAILURE AND SCHOOL DROP OUT; (III) INTERVENTION AND INDIVID- UALIZED PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES THAT HAVE SOUGHT FAMILY COURT INTERVENTION FOR A PERSON IN NEED OF SUPERVISION PETITION OR CHILD WITH SERIOUS EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES; (IV) SERVICES INTENDED TO INCREASE GRADUATION RATES AND PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE OR THE WORKPLACE THROUGH ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING, ACADEMIC SUPPORT, LIFE AND SOCIAL SKILLS, AND JOB READINESS; AND (V) AT-RISK FIRST-TIME PARENTS
WITH MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSES TO IMPROVE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES, CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FAMILY ECONOMIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY. 2. THE COUNTY OF MONROE OR THE ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE AN ANNUAL REPORT ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF DECEMBER TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY REGARDING THE PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT AT-RISK CHIL- DREN. SUCH REPORT SHALL IDENTIFY THE SOURCES AND AMOUNTS OF PRIVATE FUNDING OBTAINED, THE PROGRAMS SUPPORTED THROUGH SUCH FUNDING, AND THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF SUCH PROGRAM FOR THE COUNTY OF MONROE OR THE ROCHESTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed on and after December 31, 2017.

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