Current Issues

WCA focuses on key issues, especially those affecting the most vulnerable children in Westchester. We identify current needs by analyzing data, hearing directly from youth and families, and working closely with public and non-profit service providers. Recent issues include...

Youth Justice

NY raised the age for criminal responsibility to 18. Now we must support RTA laws and strive for broader youth justice. Learn More…

Tell NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Raise the Age for Criminal Prosecution
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Kids and Gun Safety

More than half of unintentional shooting deaths occur when children play with a loaded gun, often in the home of the victim. Learn More…

Tell NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Raise the Age for Criminal Prosecution
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Youth Development

WCA advocates for high quality and adequately funded out-of-school-time youth programs and a fair, transparent funding process. Learn More…

Tell NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Raise the Age for Criminal Prosecution
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Past Issues