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NEW YORK BLUE-RIBBON COMMISSION ON FORENSIC CUSTODY EVALUATIONS CONCLUDES WORK AND ISSUES REPORT

"Child custody cases decide one of the most important factors in children’s lives – who will be the adult responsible to meet their needs." -OCFS Commissioner Sheila J. Poole

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES #VAXFORKIDS CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE VACCINATION RATES AMONG CHILDREN FIVE AND OLDER

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a new campaign to increase vaccination rates among children five and older - urging pediatricians, parents, and guardians to help children get vaccinated and keep up with all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES SUCCESS OF CHILD CARE STABILIZATION GRANT INITIATIVE

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York State's success in awarding $900 million in Child Care Stabilization Grants to child care programs statewide. The grants are part of a $2.3 billion package of investments in New York State's child care industry funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) awarded funding to nearly 15,000 eligible child care providers over four months, from August through November.