Culture-of-Deterrence

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Culture-of-Deterrence

acknowledgments

W e would f i r st l i ke to thank the m embers of the Public Assi s-

tance A ct ion Committee, w hose in sights, e xperiences, and recommendations

were in va luable t o the development of this r e-

port . Your commitment to change , openness to sharin g your

e xperience s, and c re ative ideas were e ssentia l to the deve lo p-

m ent of the report . W e would also l i ke to t hank the 130 su r ve y

part i cip ants who s hared thei r personal e xperie nce s at Human

R eso urce s Administra tion Jo b Centers. T h is information a l-

l o wed u s to b etter understand the c urrent c l imate a t t hese ce n-

ters and is the basis of this report.

W e are a lso gra teful t o the advocates who p ro vided f eedback

on d rafts: Sondra Youdelman and J ennif er H adlo ck of Comm u-

n it y Voice s He ard, Louise Fe ld of C i tizens’ Committee f or Ch i l-

d ren of Ne w York, and Em ily M i le s of t he Federation of

P rotestant W elf are A ge ncie s. W e appre c iate your in sight and

yo u r o n go in g commitment to improvin g public a ssistance in

N e w Yo rk City.

T his report would not have been possib le without the su pport of

our co l leagues at t he Safety Net Project (S NP ). W e a re indeb t-

ed to SNP’s dedic ated and committed Public Assistance A dvoc

ates, led b y D i re ctor of Advo cacy E d win Ortiz, who we re i n-

vo l ved with every s tep of the process, f rom su r ve y co l lect ion to

deve lopment of the report itself .

W e wo uld a lso lik e t o give special thanks to Bill Brya n, E s q.,

Leah Goodrid ge , E s q., and Shaunee Mo r gan of S NP, wh o co n-

t r ibuted s i gn if i cantly to the writin g and edit in g p ro cess, as we l l

a s Adrian Un termye r , who p ro vided s k illed a nd c reative d esign

f or the f in al report . Intern s Andre i Karneyeu and E laine T ruong

also contrib uted e ssentia l assistance durin g the co l lect ion of

s urve y data. And f inally, we would l i ke to thank S NP’s Mana g-

i n g Dire ctor, Denise M i randa E s q., f or her unst intin g support

and gu idance in bringi n g this pro ject to completion.

C U L T U R E O F D E T E R R E N C E : V O I C E S O F N Y C P U B L I C A S S I S T A N C E R E C I P I E N T S 5

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