Today, New York State legislators reached a budgetary agreement preserving the Raise the Age law, despite Governor Hochul’s last-minute effort to roll back this historic set of reforms. The Raise the Age NY Coalition is grateful for our champions in the New York State Senate and Assembly who have stood up for New York’s young people and fought for a more equitable criminal justice system during these negotiations.
In the absence of racial impact assessment, legislation that “appears” race-neutral at face value can, in practice, adversely – and disparately – affect New York’s children and families of color. Just as our State legislators consider the fiscal and environmental impacts of new laws, so too must they examine the potential racial disparities of all legislation and rule-making activity – prior to enactment.
New York can and must do better for our children, youth and families. This report is a blueprint for addressing the most pressing needs of New York children, and the Governor and the Legislature must adopt these proposals in the Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget to realize our bold vision rooted in making opportunities accessible, ending harm and transforming systems.
Las familias que recibieron pagos mensuales del CTC el año pasado deben presentar sus impuestos del 2021 antes del 18 de abril del 2022 para recibir el resto de su Crédito. ¡Las familias que no se inscribieron en el CTC el año pasado aún pueden recibir un Crédito completo si presentan sus impuestos del 2021!