National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Gordon Burrows is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in matters concerning matrimonial and family law. Having earned his JD at St. John’s University School of Law in 1984, Gordon Burrows focuses on cases involving child neglect or abuse in White Plains, New York.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The annual observance aims to raise awareness about abuse and its effects on children of all ages. During this month, communities around the United States are encouraged to offer families education and support regarding the matter.
April 2018 began with workers from the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) marching across the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the ACS commissioner, the demonstration aspired to raise awareness about its cause; the organization offers services on child welfare, early care and education, and juvenile justice.
Child neglect or abuse is defined by the State of New York as the act of inflicting death or physical or emotional harm on a child under 18 by any parent or caretaker.
According to the ACS, drawing attention to its services would enable individuals to become more aware that a home does not always guarantee safety to children.
Bioscience and Tech Center
Matrimonial and family law attorney Gordon Burrows operates a legal practice in White Plains, New York. Gordon Burrows also serves as Westchester’s 15th District’s county legislator. He recently joined the County Board in approving development for the Westchester BioScience and Technology Center through a 99-year lease agreement with Fareri Associates.
Fareri Associates will oversee the construction of the center across 80 acres of government and privately owned land; Westchester County owns 60 acres of the land, with the remaining acreage owned by Fareri Associates. The 15th District’s county legislators believe the unprecedented agreement will join the government and private sectors, thereby strengthening Westchester’s economic future. In addition, approximately 43 acres will be preserved as open green space.
Development will consist of three multiphase segments that total more than 220 million square feet of space: the Central Village, West Research Village, and East Research Village. Components of the completed property will include a biotech research center, medical offices, a hotel, and ground retail space. It will also feature the 34,000-square-foot Children’s Living Science Center, designed to promote the health of children throughout the region through interactive educational programming.
Completion of the project is expected to create more than 8,000 permanent jobs that vary from entry-level to professional rank. Furthermore, it will present new opportunities for students in the emerging bioscience field through potential connections with the nearby New York Medical College, Pace University, and Westchester Community College.