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Policy Priorities

Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY) is the only private, statewide nonprofit dedicated solely to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Our work is expansive – we provide training and technical assistance to communities and advocate for statewide policies that strengthen and support families. Our policy portfolio is rooted in a belief in families and in the knowledge that, given adequate and appropriate resources, all families can thrive. We believe two primary themes run central to this work, Promoting Economic Security and Supporting Healthy Relationships for Families and Communities. Please see the graphic below for a snapshot of our work, but some key initiatives in the legislative session for us are: safe and stable housing (Right to Council to prevent evictions), child poverty reduction, and universal home visiting. We also analyze child welfare policies and assist with advocacy so that every family/child has access to affordable, high-quality child care and after school programs. 

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