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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 123-13
April 2, 2013

MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANNUAL REPORT ON YOUTH THAT ARE SEXUALLY EXPLOITED

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws

“The final bill before me is Introductory Number 866-A, sponsored by Council Members Fidler, Gonzalez, Ferreras, Barron, Brewer, Cabrera, Chin, Dickens, Gentile, Jackson, James, Koo, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Palma, Recchia, Rose, Van Bramer, Vann, Williams, Wills, Rodriguez, Nelson, Levin, Foster, Mark-Viverito, Garodnick, Vacca,, Arroyo, King, Dromm, Lappin, Crowley, Eugene, Mealy, Reyna and Richards.

“Introductory Number 866-A requires the Administration for Children’s Services and Department of Youth & Community Development to submit an annual report to the City Council documenting the number of youth who identify themselves as or who the agencies determine to be sexually exploited.  This data will be disaggregated by age, gender, agency contacted and services provided and will better enable these agencies to target services to this vulnerable population.

“I would like to thank Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald Richter and Department of Youth & Community Development Commissioner Jeanne Mullgrav along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs for their work on this bill.  I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.” 







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