AND – AS revenue rebounds, reverse the cuts.
The reality is that there are fewer safety net services today to help struggling families care for children or manage mentally ill children’s care then there were 10 years ago – DCF no longer has the ability to do one service voluntary cases see, caseloads are up, the availability of parent aids to train the parents of handicapped children or newborns is way down, the availability of daycare to help a parent re-enter the job market is down…there are no more Guardian Ad Litems for education [eliminated in 2008 ostensibly for budget reasons by Chief Justice for Administration and Management Mulligan]
If revenue and jobs are recovering, the rallying cry on behalf of vulnerable children and struggling families including the homeless whether or not due to foreclosure, and the job-hunting unemployed MUST be:
NO MORE CUTS TO HUMAN SERVICES
REVERSE THE CUTS TO HUMAN SERVICES AS REVENUE RECOVERS