Updates from Us
The proposal is currently included in the Assembly's one-house bill, "Graduated Sentencing for Probation Terms," but the Senate did not include it in its one-house bill.
With city budget talks likely to wrap up soon, now is the time to urge the City Council to restore critical ATI/reentry funding. Following up on our huge rally last week -- made successful only with your help -- we and fellow members of the New York ATI/Reentry Coalition hope you'll join us in an all-out advocacy push this week:
With budget talks under way, now is the time to urge the City Council to restore critical ATI/reentry funding. We hope you'll come out for our rally and press conference on Monday to show your support!
As many of you know, members of the New York ATI/Reentry Coalition have sustained devastating cuts in city funding over the past few years, even as our crucial work has helped to make our communities safer while saving millions of taxpayer dollars.
Now, the City Council has concluded its budget hearings and is working on the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, due June 30. This means time is running out for us to persuade them to restore critical funding for ATI/Reentry programs in New York City.
That's where you come in: Teaming up with city officials who believe in the importance of our work, the coalition is holding a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall on Monday, June 13. Please join us in taking a stand for ATI/Reentry!
Call and/or email your Senators and Assemblymembers today! The joint budget conference subcommittees will be meeting today, and ASAP staff will attend several of the hearings. It is imperative that our voice is heard today and through the rest of the week on several issues, noted below.
MESSAGE TO LEGISLATORS:
1) Assembly: Please ensure that the Senate proposal to cut the Personal Needs Allowance to $45 for individuals in OASAS licensed
residential treatment facilities is not included in the final budget.
Senate: Please restore the full PNA for individuals in OASAS licensed residential treatment facilities.
2) Assembly and Senate: Please restore cuts to gambling prevention.