Tompkins County Awarded Funds to Partner With Private Agency For Children Services
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tompkins County has been awarded over $100 thousand dollars in state funds to support early childhood to youth-aged programs.
The money is part of $3.4 million dollars that is being distributed to agencies state-wide. The idea is to fund public / private partnerships that benefit children.
Tompkins County will subcontract with Child Development Council (CDC) to work with young parents who are former foster care children.
The program looks to teach the young parents how to be better parents and prevent their children from winding up in foster care programs.
State Office of Children and Family Serives Commissioner Gladys Carrión says too many children and families enter the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and stay too long when less costly and less intrusive services may prevent placements and improve long term outcomes,” said. “This funding will provide early intervention and prevention programs aimed at the educational, mental health, and physical well-being of children and youth and provide support to vulnerable families.”
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