All remarks by panelists and members of the public are recorded and transcribed for potential inclusion in the Committee’s report to the Commission. As the time available for each briefing is limited, any individuals who do not receive the opportunity to share remarks during a briefing are encouraged to submit remarks by email to [email protected] within 30 days of the briefing for inclusion in the public record. Any additional new testimony for the Committee's study on this topic should be submitted within 30 days following the Committee's final briefing on July 21, 2023 (August 20, 2023), as the Committee will be writing their report on this topic following that date. All remarks received will be shared with the Committee. Meeting materials will be publicly available in the New York Advisory Committee Public Folder.
Committee Chair Bryanne Hamill said, “As we undertake this bipartisan fact-finding study, it will be critical to our findings and recommendations to the Commission that we hear from children and families impacted by the New York State child welfare system as well as diverse perspectives that include advocates, academics, government officials, and community leaders, among others, to help us identify critical causes of racial disparities and harm to our Black communities as well as promising strategies for successful reform.”
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