CSEA has launched a statewide campaign to help address growing concerns about child abuse statewide. The union is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Child Protective Services Safety Act, which was approved with strong support in both the state Assembly and Senate last spring.
CSEA-represented child protective services workers are overwhelmed by caseloads that can run up to 70 active cases in any given month. The legislation would limit caseloads to 15 per month. A 2006 report by the state Office of Children and Family Services found that smaller caseloads have a direct benefit for children under supervision.
CSEA’s TV ads are airing in every market in the state along with other activities designed to draw attention to the need for the bill to become law.