October 31, 2012
In 2011-2012, CCC continued to champion prudent investments in children and family services. When the city threatened to make devastating reductions in child
care and after school services, CCC helped form the Campaign for Children. Supported by 100 organizations, the Campaign advanced strategic advocacy and media
messaging and mobilized thousands of New Yorkers in person and online. After months of tireless pressure on city officials, the Campaign successfully secured $150 million in budget restorations, ensuring that 47,000 children and youth would have access to services.
On the state level, CCC’s work with appointed officials, service providers, and online advocacy helped to establish the Close to Home Initiative. This initiative ensures that greater numbers of court-involved youth benefit from alternatives to incarceration, and youth in need of placement can be served in their communities, have increased contact with family and attorneys, improved access to services, and their school credits transfer upon release.
CCC produced infographics on new census data and the impact of the recession on children and families and released a report on concentrated poverty in New York City. We also examined children’s breakfast habits and low school breakfast participation rates in city public schools, and gathered data on WIC, FMNP, and SNAP program usage at city farmers markets. Our online advocacy and social media networks now number over 12,000 and our policy expertise informed over 150 news articles. CCC also engaged hundreds of people in policy briefings and graduated 70 young people and adults from our advocacy courses.
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