2018 FREE SAMHSA WEBINAR SERIES
Helping Justice-Involved Individuals with Substance Use & Mental Health Disorders: Understanding How Laws, Regulations, & Policies Affect their Opportunities – California, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, Rhode Island & Kansas.
SAMHSA released changes to 42 CFR Part 2, the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records. This webinar is designed to educate participants about the 2017 and 2018 Final Rules, and to help substance use disorder treatment programs comply with the new requirements.
News and Highlights
Highlighted Women in Human Services Hall of Fame
26 undersigned criminal justice reform organizations strongly support Governor Cuomo’s pardon of 140 individuals who were convicted of one misdemeanor or non-violent felony when they were under the age of 18, and his decision to keep the names confidential. These individuals should now be allowed to move on with their lives without the stigma resulting from these convictions, which occurred when they were minors.
The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division has launched an Opioid Initiative to remove discriminatory barriers to treatment in the criminal justice and child welfare systems, zoning, and elsewhere. The initiative could be a game changer in reversing the widespread discrimination that blocks access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
LAC submitted written testimony on behalf of the NYS Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) and Re-entry Coalition (of which LAC is a member) to the Legislature’s annual Joint Public Hearing on Public Protection yesterday.