The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden:
TEENAGE DRUG ABUSE AND BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS TO HIGHLIGHT TOWN HALL DISCUSSION
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host a
town hall meeting on teenage drug use and school bullying, on Wednesday,
February 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at I.S. 201 located at 8010-12th Avenue in
There will be two panel discussions to address these topics, both
followed by a question and answer period.
***Panel 1: Drug Use and Abuse Among New York’s Youth***
*Dr. Bradford Goff, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Health Sciences at Lutheran Medical Center
*Joseph A. Piraino, Supervising Detective Investigator, Kings County DA’s
*William Fusco/Karen Carlini, Dynamic Youth Community Organization
*Representative of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau
of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Prevention, Care and Treatment
***Panel 2: Bullying in our Schools***
*Frank Laghezza, Special Counsel to Schools for the Kings County DA’s
*Rebecca Gallagher, LCSW, the Director of Lutheran Family Health Centers’
Project Reach Youth
*Representative of the New York City Department of Education
Members of the media are welcome.
State Senator Marty Golden represents Senate District 22, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park; as well as parts of Bensonhurst, Midwood, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay.