Testimony of Women In Need (WIN) by Josefa Silva on Int. No. 1794 Before the General Welfare Committee of the NYC Council

Good Afternoon Chair Levin and Members of the General Welfare Committee. My name is Josefa Silva, and I’m the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Win. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am here to our express our support and speak about Intro No 1794, the bill requiring training in trauma-informed care, de-escalation, and professionalism for DHS and contractor staff who interface directly with clients.