New Study Commissioned By Staten Island Foundation Reveals Disparity on North Shore
The North Shore of Staten Island faces disparities in housing, income, education and access to essential services when compared to citywide statistics, as well as the rest of the borough.
The North Shore also faces large disparities within the community, a study titled "The North Shore of Staten Island: Community Driven Solutions to Improve Child and Family Well-Being" by the Citizens' Committee for Children of New York shows.
Some of the most troubling trends are: Domestic violence and child abuse and neglect rates, which are double the citywide rate; infant mortality rates per 1,000 households with children, and Force, Abuse of authority, Discourtesy, and Offensive Language (FADO) complaints with the NYPD.
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York study
The Citizens' Committee for Children (CCC) is an independent, nonpartisan, privately supported child advocacy organization.
The CCC took one year to complete the study with the help of 137 service providers, caregivers, and youth from Community District 1, encompassing Mariners Harbor, Westerleigh, West Brighton, Port Richmond, New Brighton, St. George, Grymes Hill, Stapleton, and Rosebank. The study cost $100,000 and took a year to complete, the CCC told the Advance.