Seniors & Human Services - 2022
This Committee shall have jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to or affecting the Office for the Aging.
This Committee shall also address any issues, problems, matters, or questions involving senior citizens at any level of government.
This Committee shall have jurisdiction over the development and/or implementation of any programs or initiatives for senior citizens, uninsured people, or underinsured people.
This Committee shall have jurisdiction over matters pertaining to or affecting the County Department of Social Services. This Committee shall also have jurisdiction over all programs dealing with emergency housing services; adult medical and social services; foster care; child support enforcement; nutrition programs, other than senior Meals on Wheels; Child Assistance Program (CAP); AFDC; JOBS; home relief, family and children’s services; client benefits; transitional care; Child Protective Services; food stamps; burials; HEAP; poverty; and the placement of public assistance recipients.
This Committee shall also have jurisdiction over all legislation pertaining to or affecting assistance for matrimonial issues; child support enforcement; and all budgetary matters affecting the funding of programs that directly impact upon children and families in Suffolk County.
This Committee shall have jurisdiction over all resolutions accepting and appropriating grants-in-aid from the State or federal government that require matching County contributions of monies or resources for Social Services programs; welfare reform initiatives.
This Committee shall have jurisdiction over child care initiatives.
This Committee shall also have jurisdiction over the Suffolk County Youth Bureau; youth services; protection of the rights and welfare of the children and youth of Suffolk County and their physical, social, and educational well-being through counseling, recreational/cultural programs, employment opportunities and community services programs, runaway and homeless programs, emergency short-term residential facilities, crisis intervention counseling, reuniting a youth with his or her family, independent living programs for older homeless adolescents, exploration of housing resources, high-school equivalency education, PINS Diversion Program, or specialized needs of children. This Committee shall oversee Family Court matters.
This Committee shall also consider and vote on any appointment to a board, commission, department, agency, authority, task force, or comparable entity under the jurisdiction of this Committee.
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