Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DCF New York State Office of Children & Family Services

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OCFS Announces Family Violence Prevention Grants
$3 Million in Trust Fund Grants to Fight Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse .
RENSSELAER, NY (10/22/2007; 1603)(readMedia)-- New York State Office of Children & Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión, Esq., today announced grants totaling more than $3 million to 27 programs across the state to fight child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse. The grants are administered by OCFS through the William B. Hoyt Memorial Children and Family Trust Fund.

“We have the duty to protect and champion our most vulnerable residents, including children and the elderly. These grants will support prevention programs that assist struggling families and senior citizens. They will help give children the opportunity to succeed, and fragile adults the support they need to live in safety and dignity,” Commissioner Carrión said.

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