Corwin, Western New York Representatives, and Deputy Commissioner of Children and Family Services to Discuss Murder of Local Social Services Employee

June 11, 2009
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R,C,I-Clarence), accompanied by Senator George Maziarz, Assemblyman Joe Giglio and Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, will meet with the Deputy Commissioner of the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) in Albany on Monday to discuss the recent murder of Renee Greco, a Lockport social worker, and determine whether the heinous crime could have been prevented.

Twenty-four-year-old Social worker Renee Greco, the only worker at the six-bedroom Avenue House in Lockport, was murdered Monday by two teens she was supervising. The teens were subsequently arrested in suspicion of the homicide. According to reports in the Buffalo News, the teens killed Greco to cover-up a robbery they committed at the home.

Assemblywoman Corwin and the other Western New York representatives will meet with OCFS to evaluate the rules, regulations and vetting procedures employed by Avenue House.

“Every murder is a tragedy, but situations like this raise far too many questions,” said Corwin. Why was a 24-year-old woman left to fend for herself in the home? What type of rules and regulations did the Avenue House have in place to secure the safety of its workers? And how exactly could the state have allowed situations like this to arise in the first place? On Monday, we intend to find answers.”