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January 27, 2022

Findings from CCC-COFCCA’s survey of Child Welfare Prevention Service Providers

The Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA) and Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) are partners in policy and budget advocacy. From 2020 into 2021, COFCCA and CCC developed a questionnaire in collaboration with child welfare prevention service providers in New York City to gather insights on first-hand experience carrying out programs under existing contracts and responding to emerging needs of families during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 350 staff from provider agencies serving New York City participated in the survey.

To gather insights from providers in counties outside of New York City, the questionnaire was adapted for the statewide context in collaboration with providers in each region of New York State. More than 120 staff from provider agencies working in all 57 counties outside of New York City participated in the survey.

Key findings on the survey of counties outside of New York City are presented in the memo as are comparative data from the New York City survey where appropriate.

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