Advocate: Because Kids Can't Wait

Kids Can’t Wait, PCANY’s legislative advocacy campaign, focuses on the prevention of abuse during the earliest year of childhood. Some of the our greatest achievements have come out of this program, including the establishment of Healthy Families New York, an evidence-based prevention program targeted to new parents at risk for child abuse, and the creation of the NYS Children and Family Trust Fund, which supports family violence prevention programs.

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Agenda for Strong Families: 2015 Legislative Agenda

Our mission is to prevent child abuse in all its forms so all children may live in families that love, nurture and protect them. We promote efforts to develop, improve and expand quality services and effective policies to prevent child abuse and neglect and enhance child development. Our legislative agenda (pdf) presents a variety of policy issues that will improve the chances for all families and children to thrive in New York.

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget
PCANY values provisions designed to strengthen families and promote family economic security. We will continue to advocate strongly for the expansion and full-funding of prenatal and early childhood home visiting programs like Healthy Families America that are proven to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect. Click here to ask your legislators to fund Healthy Families New York at $26.8 million.

Our complete agenda of legislative and policy issues related to child abuse prevention, child abuse and neglect, the child welfare system, family support, early childhood and offender issues is here.

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