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Cuomo adviser explains "Justice Center" legislation

At a recent press conference, the Cuomo Administration proposed the formation of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to investigate and prosecute the nearly 10,000 annual cases of abuse of people under the care of New York State.

Nearly one million New Yorkers who fall under the umbrella term of "having special needs" are being served by either state-run facilities or state-funded private agencies.

Authoring much of the proposal was lawyer/advocate Clarence Sundram.

The Cuomo press office describes Sundram as their "go to guy" when advice is needed regarding people with special needs.

He discussed some the of complexities in a recent phone conversation with WBFO and AM970 News.

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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.