November 18, 2021
By: Daryl Hornick-Becker
On November 18, 2021, Daryl Hornick-Becker, CCC’s Policy and Advocacy Associate, testified to the New York City Council Committee on Youth Services’ hearing on non-profit contracting.
Daryl testified that the youth services sector has long experienced inadequate and inconsistent funding in their contracts, and despite their vital role during the pandemic, youth programs are once again facing late payments, bureaucratic obstacles, and an uncertain future for the youth and families they serve. CCC urged the council and next administration to make the necessary reforms and investments in youth services contracts to stabilize, support, and expand access to programs that serve children and youth throughout the city. These recommendations include: