In response to the Assembly and Senate One House Bills, the New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges issued the following statement:
The Family Courts are desperately short of resources, including Family Court Judges. The New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges is grateful that both the Senate and Assembly recognized the critical need in their one house bills by supporting the Judiciary’s budget request to add 20 more Family Court Judges statewide. We thank Judiciary Chairs Senator Bonacic and Assembly member Weinstein for their unwavering leadership. This Coalition, of over 85 organizations from throughout the state, looks forward to the SFY 2014-2015 Adopted Budget that provides for full funding of all court operations and at least 20 more Family Court Judges.
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