Effective Strategy-Based Curriculum for Abuse Prevention and Empowerment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities-NOW 

Justice Center Protocols for Interviewing People Who Receive Services

In September 2014, Governor Cuomo signed S.7232-A (Carlucci) / A.9605-A (Gunther) into law as Chapter 394 of the Laws of 2014.  Chapter 394 requires the Justice Center to develop protocols to ensure the safety of service recipients during interviews for abuse and neglect investigations.  As required by the law, these protocols were developed in consultation with the Justice Center’s Advisory Council and State Oversight Agencies.

Former Monticello Group Home Counselor Convicted on Felony Sex Charges

Case prosecuted by the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

Monticello, NY - NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Special

Prosecutor Inspector General Patricia E. Gunning today announced the conviction of Michael

Cubero (DOB: 11/15/77), for having a sexual relationship with a female resident in his care

while employed by the Orange/Sullivan Division of Rehabilitation Support Services. The group

home is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH).


Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline

This resource, developed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) draws from emerging research and best practices to describe three key principles and related action steps that can help guide state and local efforts to improve school climate and school discipline.  USDOE provides additional resources on school climate and discipline.

Behavior Support & Management: Coordinated Standards For Children’s Systems Of Care

A report, Coordinated Standards for Children’s System of Care, issued by the Committee on Restraint and Crisis Intervention Techniques, which was established by the NYS Council on Children and Families provides coordinated standards for the most effective, least restrictive and safest techniques for the modification of behavior.  This is a resource for providers of OMH, OPWDD, OCFS or SED services.


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