A PANEL PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION TO UNDERSTAND COURT ORDERED TREATMENT IN HAMPSHIRE COUNTY AND HOW IT IMPACTS OUR COMMUNITY.
July 12, 2019 8:30am-12pmHadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell Street, HadleyBreakfast will be served. Please RSVP.
Section 35 is a Massachusetts General Law that allows the court to involuntarily commit someone to treatment if their alcohol or drug use puts themselves, or others, at imminent risk. This meeting will include speakers who will describe the law, explain the court process & the Department of Public Health oversight, describe the local treatment facility run by the Hampden County Sheriff's Office, as well as relay the experiences of family members who have petitioned for a Section 35 & those who have been court ordered to treatment. Following the panel presentation, small and large group discussions will be facilitated to determine the needs in our community regarding Section 35 and to develop an action plan to best address these needs.