Janine Fitzmaurice

Coordinator of Children with Special Needs Services

Ages birth through 5 years old

(845) 486-3518

jfitzmaurice@dutchessny.gov

Linda Monkman

Coordinator of Children’s and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services

Ages 5 years through adulthood

(845) 486-2766

lmonkman@dutchessny.gov

Toni-Marie Ciarfella

Deputy Commissioner for Special Needs

(845) 486-3434

tciarfella@dutchessny.gov

If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance please contact 911

Crisis Counseling, Support, Information & Referrals

Dutchess County HELPLINE 

Toll free: (877) 485-9700

Stabilization Center

(845) 485-9700

NY State Central Register for Child Abuse 

(800-342-3720)

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Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights

Purpose of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights

The purpose of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights is to enhance the quality of life in Dutchess County by:

  • Fostering mutual respect and understanding among all groups, including but not limited to, racial, religious, national, disability, and LGBT groups in the county;
  • Inquiring into incidents of tension and conflict among or between various groups, including but not limited to, racial, religious, national, disability, and LGBT groups, and to take such possible actions as may be designed to alleviate such tensions and conflict;
  • Reporting complaints of alleged discrimination because of age, creed, which means religion or religious practice, race, color, sex, including gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, domestic violence victims, status, disability, military status, arrest record, conviction record, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status (housing only), and domestic workers (employment only) to the Division of Human Rights;
  • Conducting and recommending such educational programs as, in the judgment of the Commission, will increase goodwill among people of the county and open new opportunities into all phases of community life for all;
  • Making such studies in any field of human relationship in the county as in the judgment of the Commission will aid in effectuating its general purposes.

 

Location

22 Market St., 5th Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-486-2169

Other Services

Human Rights Advocacy

Education

Community Building