Erie County Council approves new positions for Office of Children and Youth and District Attorney’s offices

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The Erie County Office of Children and Youth will see an increase in staffing.

Erie County Council voted in favor of an ordinance which would allow more than $800,000 for the state approved positions.

The vote came after a committee was formed and presented a report showing more people are needed to adequately handle the increased caseload.

Council also voted unanimously for a domestic violence prosecutor.

The new position was created after an increase of domestic violence cases were reported during the pandemic.

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