File #: Int 0977-2023    Version: * Name: Requiring drop-in centers to participate in the streamlined intake process for runaway and homeless youth to transition into adult shelters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted (Mayor's Desk for Signature)
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 3/16/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring drop-in centers to participate in the streamlined intake process for runaway and homeless youth to transition into adult shelters.
Sponsors: Althea V. Stevens, Farah N. Louis, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, Crystal Hudson, Sandra Ung, Shaun Abreu, Kevin C. Riley, Gale A. Brewer, Alexa Avil├ęs, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Carlina Rivera , James F. Gennaro
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require drop-in centers to participate in the streamlined intake process for youths aging or timing out of shelters operated or funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development, and who intend to transfer to adult shelters.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 977, 2. Int. No. 977, 3. March 16, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-16-23, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 16, 2023, 6. Committee Report 4/24/23, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/24/23, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/24/23, 9. Committee Report 6/8/23, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. June 8, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/8/2023*Althea V. Stevens City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2023*Althea V. Stevens Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/2023*Althea V. Stevens Committee on Youth Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2023*Althea V. Stevens Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/24/2023*Althea V. Stevens Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2023*Althea V. Stevens City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2023*Althea V. Stevens City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/16/2023*Althea V. Stevens City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 977

 

By Council Members Stevens, Louis, Restler, Schulman, Hudson, Ung, Abreu, Riley, Brewer, Avilés, Sanchez, Rivera and Gennaro

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring drop-in centers to participate in the streamlined intake process for runaway and homeless youth to transition into adult shelters.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 21-405 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 81 for the year 2018, is amended to read as follows:

b. The department of homeless services and the department shall create and maintain an intake and assessment process for runaway youth and homeless youth who have reached the age [and/]or time limitations applicable to department-funded shelter services or, as designated by the department, other runaway or homeless youth receiving shelter services, and who seek to transition from runaway and homeless youth shelter services to a department of homeless services shelter. Such process shall permit eligible runaway youth or homeless youth to bypass entry into an intake center or assessment shelter operated by the department of homeless services when the department, or an organization that receives funding from the department to provide  shelter  services, provides demographic and social services information for any such youth, as agreed  upon  between  the department and the department of homeless services, in advance of such youth's presentation to the department of homeless services shelter system.  Such process shall originate at a transitional independent living support program [or], a runaway and homeless youth crisis services program, or a drop-in center funded by the department. The intake and assessment bypass permitted pursuant to this section and any necessary information sharing between the department of homeless services and the department-funded program or the department shall only occur with the consent of such youth.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #9790

9/29/2022