Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Youth Services Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 4/9/2018 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Int 0376-2018 *Ritchie J. Torres Proposed Int. No. 376-AEducational outreach and materials on bullying prevention, awareness and resources.IntroductionThe proposed bill would require the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) to conduct outreach informing as many youth as practicable about the availability of bullying awareness and prevention resources, including those that provide counseling, mental health resources, mobile texting or internet chat functionality and referrals. Outreach would include disseminating resource materials through existing DYCD programs and posting information on DYCD’s website and on any other agency websites as determined by the mayor. The proposed bill would require the Department of Education (DOE) to distribute to students information regarding any existing online portal operated by DOE through which students or their parents may report bullying, harassment, intimidation or discrimination. DYCD would also provide information regarding DOE’s portal to youth participating in its programs.   Action details Not available
Int 0713-2018 *James G. Van Bramer  Runaway and homeless youth information posting and reporting requirements.IntroductionThis bill would require prominent signage within runaway and homeless youth (RHY) services funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) indicating where to call 24 hours a day with questions, comments or complaints regarding RHY services. The signage would include where to find rules governing RHY service and participant conduct and phone numbers to access mental health resources 24 hours a day. DYCD would annually report the number of RHY questions, comments and complaints received and their general nature, such as facility conditions, lack of resources, failure to provide information required by law and treatment by RHY staff or service participants. DYCD would also indicate the status of its responses to and any RHY service changes made as a result of reported calls.   Action details Not available