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File #: Int 2008-2020    Version: * Name: Social workers in city correctional facilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Criminal Justice
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to social workers in city correctional facilities
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to maintain a ratio of at least one social worker for every ten incarcerated persons at each city correctional facility by 2024. This bill would also require DOC to report the number of social workers and the number of incarcerated persons at each correctional facility on a quarterly basis. This report would be posted on the DOC website and submitted to the Mayor and Speaker of the Council. The first report would be due on January 31, 2021.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2008, 2. Int. No. 2008, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20
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Int. No. 2008

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to social workers in city correctional facilities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-160 to read as follows:

§ 9-160 Social workers in city correctional facilities. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Full-time. The term “full-time” means working an average of 30 hours or more per week.

Social worker. The term “social worker” means any personnel, licensed and certified by New York state as a licensed master of social work or a clinical social worker as defined in section 7701 of the education law.

b. No later than January 1, 2024, the department of correction shall maintain a ratio of at least one full-time social worker for every 10 incarcerated persons at each city correctional facility.

c. No later than January 31, 2021, and quarterly thereafter, the commissioner of correction shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council and shall post conspicuously on the department of correction’s website a quarterly report regarding the number of full-time social workers and the number of incarcerated persons at each city correctional facility.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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