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Section 35: A Briefing on Substance Abuse Civil Commitments in Massachusetts

Location :The State House, House Member's Lounge  
Date :19-Mar-2014   Wednesday  
Time : 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Type:  Speaking Engagement 

 

Please Join

Liz Malia, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse

and

Kay Khan, House Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

For

Section 35: A Briefing on Substance Abuse Civil Commitments in Massachusetts

March 19th at 3PM in the House Member’s Lounge

 

 Please join us for an informational briefing to discuss the civil commitment of individuals for use of alcohol and drugs, commonly known as Section 35’s. As you know, opiate drug abuse is on the rise and the number of individuals in need of treatment is rising along with it. Come to find out about substance abuse services across the Commonwealth and the intersect of Section 35 commitments.

 

Speakers for this event include:

Hilary Jacobs, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), Department of Public Health (DPH)

Undersecretary Sandra McCroom, Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS)

Commissioner Lois Spencer (DOC)

Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court

Judge Rosemary Minehan, Presiding Justice of the Plymouth District Court, Presiding Justice of the Drug Court and Mental Health Court at the Plymouth District Court

Judge Mary Hogan Sullivan, Dedham District Court, Presiding Justice of the Veteran’s Court at the Dedham District Court