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Citizen's Committee for Children of New York

Citizen's Committee for Children of New York

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    Children and coronavirus in New York (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    March 18, 2020 - Max & Murphy Podcast: The Coronavirus Crisis & Vulnerable Children

    jen march wbai2317Jennifer March, Executive Director of Citizens' Committee for Children, joined the show to discuss vulnerable children in New York, what was needed to help them even

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    (photo: @NYCschools)

    As families across the city gather in their homes to celebrate the holidays, a record number of children -- more than 23,000 -- are currently living in homeless shelters in New York City.

    Homelessness means much more than lacking a permanent place to lay your head every night, especially for children. The impacts of homelessness on young people are particularly devastating and go well beyond housing issues into health and education.

    Recent local media coverage has chronicled the record high numbers of homeless students in schools throughout

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    Gov. Cuomo in Dannemora (photo via The Governor's Office)

    As Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders rush to deliver an on-time budget, criminal justice reform advocates aren't holding out hope that any of their major legislative priorities will be included in the final document. Advocates are resigned that many of their priorities, which are backed by Cuomo and included in his executive budget, will be pushed to the post-budget legislative session.

    A budget is due by midnight Thursday, with the new fiscal year beginning on Friday, April 1,