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Memo of Support: Create More Subsidies for Low Income Working Families
This analysis from Empire Justice Center, The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, the Center for Children's Initiatives and The Legal Aid Society shows how every freed up child care slot for infants of public assistance recipients creates three slots for working families. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Barriers to Accessing Quality Child Care
Child care is in crisis. Senior Attorney Susan Antos testifies before joint committees on what can be done to improve access and affordability of child care for low income families. Read More

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Require Districts to Maintain Child Care Waiting Lists
This bill would require local social services districts to maintain waiting lists of all families who are eligible for child care assistance, and to provide an annual report to the Office of Children and Family Services. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony before the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council
Empire Justice Center remarks on child care payment rates, eligibility practices, copay policies and preserving precious child care dollars for working families. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on Child Care for Children Experiencing Homelessness
The proposed regulations would make several positive changes to help children who are homeless access subsidized child care, but need to go farther to reduce barriers. Read More

Empire Justice Memo: Require OCFS to Assess New York State's Child Care System
A.1083/S.1422 would require OCFS to evaluate and make recommendations on the availability of child care in New York State. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on New York State's Draft Child Care Development Fund Plan 2016 - 2018
Empire Justice comments on the NYS CCDF plan for the fiscal years 2016 - 2018. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at Assembly Hearing on the Impact of Child Care Subsidies
Empire Justice testimony on hew federal child care requirements and how New York can maximize child care dollars. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony on the Impact of Poverty on Children & Families
Empire Justice testimony before the NYS Senate Committees on Social Services and Children & Families. We talk about the despicable state of the shelter and fuel for heating allowances and the need for increased funding for child care. Read More

Cost Analysis: Targeting Child Care Dollars to Low Wage Working Parents
Insufficient funding for child care subsidies for the working poor undermines their ability to stay in the work force and off of welfare. This proposal to amend the social services law will free up the subsidized child care funding necessary to help maintain and expand slots for working families. Read More

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