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Quick Reference Guide


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“V” PETITION
V is the letter designation for the court petition that is filed in family court in order to obtain custody of a child or to obtain visitation with a child.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Any career or technical education for high school age youth that is specifically geared to obtaining a job. Vocational training can be found for a wide range of fields from building trades to cosmetology and the culinary arts.

VESID OR VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
The division of the New York State Department of Education that oversees all special education programs in New York State, and provides vocational training and jobs programs for New Yorkers with disabilities. VESID also provides help for people with disabilities who are having difficulty keeping their jobs. There are six VESID offices in New York City.

W

WIC OR WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN
A supplemental food program especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their dependent children, up to age five.

Y

YOUTHLINE OR NYC YOUTHLINE
A telephone helpline that is run by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). The Youthline can answer questions about youth employment, education and training programs, runaway and homeless youth services, immigrant services, Beacon community centers, and more. The Youthline can be reached at 800 246-4646.