Teenage Drug Abuse and Bullying in Our Schools to Highlight Town Hall Discussion

Martin J. Golden

February 14, 2012

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 Brooklyn.

Senator Golden will discuss legislative efforts to curb drug abuse and bullying in our schools, as well as moderate 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 Office

*William Fusco/Karen Carlini, Dynamic Youth Community Organization

***Panel 2: Bullying in our Schools***

*Frank Laghezza, Special Counsel to Schools for the Kings County DA’s Office

*Rebecca Gallagher, LCSW, the Director of Lutheran Family Health Centers’ Project Reach Youth

*Representative of the New York City Department of Education