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DESCRIPTION: Assembly Member Barbara M. Clark and Senator Martin J. Golden will talk about their legislation for an independent Office of the Child Advocate in New York. Invited participants include the Honorable Betsy Gotbaum, Public Advocate for the City of New York; Senator Carl Kruger, Chair of Social Services, Children and Families in the NYS Senate, Assembly Member William Scarborough, Chair of the Standing Committee on Children and Families in the NYS Assembly, and other elected officials. Opening remarks will be made by Senior Vice Chancellor for University Relations and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, Mr. Jay Hershenson. Honorable Michael A. Corriero, presiding judge of Manhattan’s Youth Part of the New York Supreme Court will be moderator. The Child Policy Forum of New York is a continuation and expansion of the work of the Children’s Studies Center to provide a child-centered and human rights perspective to the major issues of child welfare. This includes the various systems relating to education, health and mental health, juvenile justice/criminal justice, many of which contain a majority of children and youth from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds.  
DATE: Thursday, April26, 2007
TIME: 9:30am to 12:00pm 
LOCATION: Occidental/Oriental Lounge: Student Center 
CONTACT: RSVP: (718) 951-3192 
NOTE: The Children’s Studies Center Brooklyn College of The City University of New York The Children’s Studies Program and Center, in collaboration with the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity, the Department of Africana Studies, the Center for Diversity and Multicultural Studies, E.R.I.S.- A Black Male Initiative, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, the Department of Sociology, the Student Affairs Civic Engagement Committee, the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities and the Women’s Studies Program Funding provided by the CUNY Diversity Projects Grant. Refreshments provided by the Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance and Diversity, and the Barnes & Noble Student Affairs Fund  
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