Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 To Strengthen Guidance for NYC Youth in Juvenile Justice System

Jun 26, 2009

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate
Appropriations Committee approved $100,000 for Boys Town New York in
the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, which will
be used to expand its Brooklyn and Bronx programs for at-risk boys and
girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as their families.
Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations
Committee to include funding for the project in this year’s spending

New York children must have the opportunity to grow up in safe
neighborhoods with the support they need,” Senator Gillibrand said.
“This federal investment will help give Boys Town New York the
resources they need to help New York kids going through the juvenile
justice system receive the guidance and support to get on a path to a
bright future. I pledge to always be a voice for our young people, and
work to make sure they have every opportunity to succeed.”

Town New York is a non-profit organization that works to help New York
City kids get the care and guidance they need for a bright future,
including health care, educational opportunities, housing and family
support services. Last year, over 30,000 New York children received
help through Boys Town New York’s integrated sources of youth care
services, including 444 in the Treatment Family Services, Intervention
and Assessment Services, and In-Home Family Services.

Boys Town
New York will use the $100,000 federal investment to expand its
Treatment Family Home program and its In-Home Family Services program
in Brooklyn and the Bronx to serve more at-risk girls and boys who are
in the juvenile justice system, as well as their families.

yesterday, the Appropriations Bill for Commerce, Justice and Science
passed the full committee. The legislation will head to the floor for a
full vote before the Senate. The bill will then proceed to the
House-Senate Conference Committee, before final passage in both
chambers, and sent to the President to become law.