The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes.
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Assembly Panel Advances Vainieri Huttle, Mukherji and Sumter Bill Package to Overhaul Delivery of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services in Prison

Bills Would Address Underlying Problems, Boost Long-Term Outcomes, Break Cycle of Recidivism & Save Taxpayer Money
An Assembly panel on Tuesday approved a package of bills sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Raj Mukherji and Shavonda Sumter to overhaul the delivery of substance abuse and mental health treatment throughout the state's prison system in order to improve long-term outcomes for the incarcerated and save taxpayer dollars.

The bills are part of a comprehensive 20 bill package that was introduced in September to address the growing opiate and heroin addiction crisis.

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Vainieri Huttle, Sumter & Mukherji Bill to Create Addiction Treatment Consumer Report Card Approved by Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Shavonda Sumter and Raj Mukherji to create a consumer report card on addiction treatment providers was approved by the Assembly Human Services Committee at a special hearing at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Tuesday.

The bill is part of a comprehensive 20 bill package that was introduced in September to address the growing opiate and heroin addiction crisis.

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Assembly Human Services Committee to Hold Special Hearing at Fairleigh Dickinson to Address Opiate Addiction Crisis

The Assembly Human Services Committee will hold a special off-site hearing at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Tuesday to hear testimony on ways in which the state's opioid addiction prevention efforts can be strengthened and its treatment services enhanced.

The hearing will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, October 28, in room DH4468 of Dickinson Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. The hearing will also be streamed live online here.

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Garcia, Mainor, Mukherji & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Ensure Legal Representation for Children When Parental Rights Are Terminated Advances

(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel recently released legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Carmelo Garcia, Charles Mainor, Raj Mukherji and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to authorize Office of Public Defender to provide legal representation for child in proceedings after parental rights have been terminated.

"This legislation ensures the protection of our children in legal matters if their parents are deemed incapable. The state should absolutely step in to protect children in these situations," said Garcia (D-Hudson).

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