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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 Comments on NYS Child Care Market Rates
Empire Justice Center comments requesting the market rate survey be redone in order to reflect changes in the state's minimum wage. 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 Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing
Empire Justice testimony at the 2015 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Human Services. Testimony was presented on February 4, 2015, by Tamara Frazier, Coordinator for Policy and Government Relations. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony Regarding New York’s State’s Draft Child Care Development Fund Plan for FFY 2014-2015
Our testimony on New York's draft CCDF PLan for 2014 - 2015, including comments on access to quality child care, the effects of lead poisoning on minority communities, immigrant access to quality child care and access to language services at local district offices. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on the Emergency Reduction of the Enhanced Market Rate for Legally Exempt Child Care Providers
This letter is regarding the emergency rulemaking amendment to 18 NYCRR 415.9 that reduces the reimbursement rate for legally-exempt in home and family child care providers. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Budget issues in Health, Education, Higher Education, and Social Services
We urge you to use the level of funding allocated for the provision of essential services such as civil legal assistance, welfare benefits, child care and disability assistance and the availability of health coverage to low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers as the yardstick by which you measure the quality of the budget proposal. Read More

Empire Justice Comments on Public Assistance and Child Care Laws
Empire Justice submits concerns and recommendations to the Office of Children and Family Services regarding current regulations. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony On Access to Quality Child Care
Testimony presented to New York State Assembly Committees on Labor, Children and Families, and Social Services on Access to Quality Child Care Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Child Care Development Fund Plan
Testimony on the NYS Draft Child Care Development Fund Plan for FFY 2008-2009 Read More

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