The Assembly Women and Children Committee handles issues concerning the status of women and families and the welfare of children.
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Wednesday - Assembly Committees to Consider Issues Facing Women Veterans

The Assembly Women and Children Committee and the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee will meet jointly Wednesday to consider issues facing women veterans. The Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee will also consider legislation. The hearing is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton.

The committees will receive testimony on issues such as the creation of a website for women veterans that would include information on legal rights, veteran benefits, medical resources, educational resources, tuition assistance and transition services. They will also consider testimony on establishment of a program to provide transportation assistance to women veterans attending counseling programs...

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Singleton Measure to Better Protect Children from Abusers Advanced by Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel has approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton expanding the state's authority to intercede if a current or prospective employee or volunteer of a religious organization has a history of child abuse or neglect.

"This is a matter of semantics standing in the way of greater protections for our children," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "An appellate court ruling in April exposed an oversight in our current laws that this measure will help fix, giving the state the authority to inform religious organizations if a known child abuser or predator is looking to work or volunteer for them."

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Prieto & Pinkin Bill to Help Diagnose & Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries in At-Risk Youth OKd by Assembly Panel

Bill Aims to Decrease Incarceration Rates by Capturing & Treating More Undiagnosed Cases
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin to identify at-risk children and young adults with brain injuries in cooperation with the state's mental health and juvenile justice systems has been advanced by an Assembly panel.

The lawmakers noted that a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicated that half of all 16- to 18-year-olds in New York City's jails said they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most of which were caused by assaults.

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