Position Papers

  Position Paper to the New York State Legislature Advocating Child Protection Law for Nonpublic Schools

By Elliot Pasik

Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, Inc., February 2009

This is a position paper submitted to the New York State Legislature by the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, Inc. -- a thinktank and activist organization advocating for the health, safety and welfare of children in nonpublic schools. In this position paper, the JBAC expresses its strong support for legislation requiring the fingerprinting and national criminal history background checks of all nonpublic school employees in New York State. In this manner, nonpublic schools, educating 500,000 children, can avoid hiring convicted sex offenders and other dangerous persons with criminal histories who should not be working near children. 

Supplemental Memorandum to the Position Paper 

By Elliot Pasik

Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, Inc., February 1, 2011

This is the supplemental memorandum to a Position Paper to the New York State Legislature Advocating Child Protection Law for Nonpublic Schools, produced by the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, Inc. (JBAC)  Here the JBAC lobbies the New York State legislature to change existing statutory language that will protect the nearly one-half million children attending religious and private schools.

Elliot Pasik Letters to Jewish Organizations

(click on link) Letters to Jewish Organizations: A series of letters to various Jewish organizations dating back to 2003, making the case for improving child protection legislation and standards.