RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


PCPA Testifies on Adolescents' Access to D&A
April 28, 2003

Connell O’Brien, Chair, PCPA Children’s D&A Subcommittee, provided testimony at public hearings on adolescent access to drug and alcohol services held by two committees of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The testimony highlighted the growing need for treatment services at a time of government cutbacks, called for restoration of the funds slated to be cut by the state budget, and a commitment to a comprehensive plan that will marshal private and public resources to work for the prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. The PCPA testimony was provided in conjunction with Sharon Smith, founder of MOMSTELL, a parent support and advocacy organization. The complete testimony, including opening remarks by Executive Director George Kimes is available from the above link.

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