FTNYS Public Policy

Paige Pierce, Executive Director
Brad Hansen, Public Policy Coordinator

Our Principles:

Families and youth must be active participants in planning services for their family and in developing and monitoring policies and services within their communities and within the state.  


 All children, youth and their families must have timely, affordable access to appropriate services within their community.  


 Children and youth must receive an appropriate education in the least restrictive environment possible.


 Families should never have to relinquish custody of their children in order to receive mental health services.


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FTNYS Policy Priorities for 2015
We are so excited to present this years Families Together in New York State Policy Priorities for 2015.

This year is such an important year for Families Together in New York State as there are many initiatives that need the support of family advocates from across the state. Special thanks to all who helped distribute and complete the FTNYS Policy Survey. We had more respondents than ever before. Thank you to the amazing network of family  members, youth, advocates and chapters throughout the state. Our policy agenda doesn't happen without you. 

If you haven't yet, please register for the Families Together in New York State 2015 Legislative Awareness Day! Our work is just getting started. We need your help to bring the family voice to Albany. 

If you need assistance or have questions, contact Brad Hansen at 518.432.0333 x28 or bhansen@ftnys.org 

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