ECCPASA has been busy…

Posted on April 20, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s been a little while since we last updated our blog.  ECCPASA staff has been very busy with various programs and events.  This past week we had two big events:  the WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium Legislative Breakfast that was held on Monday, April 16th, and a Community Education Trainings which took place on Wednesday, April 18th and featured a member of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Daniel Dytchkowskyj, or as many of his friends refer to him, Triple D!


Legislative Breakfast

The Legislative Breakfast was held at the Buffalo branch of Meals on Wheels and we had a wonderful turn-out!  The breakfast focused on the cost of chemical dependency prevention and treatment efforts and highlighted the wrap-around continuum of care available in Western New York.

We would like to thank all who attended including: Senator Tim Kennedy, Sheriff Timothy Howard, and Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, as well as representatives from: Senator Patrick Gallivan’s Office, Senator Mark Grisanti’s Office, Senator Kristen Gillibrant, Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak Office, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger’s Office, Erie County, Legislator’s Betty Jean Grant’s Office.

During the breakfast, Senator Tim Kennedy also took a minute to speak about some prevention efforts that are currently in motion to be passed in government.  One is the I-STOP Legislation, which supports prescription drug reform.  For more information or to sign on to support this bill visit: 

As Senator Kennedy stated…there is power in numbers!  The more people who support the bill the more likely it is to get passed and save lives.



Community Education Training with Sgt. Dytchkowskyj:

Sgt. Dytchkowskyj joined us for a 3-hour-long training to talk to us about “What’s Happening on the Streets?”  He highlighted current drug trends and shared with us a lot of the technology law enforcement officials use to aid them in their job of reducing alcohol and other drug-related vehicle crashes.  The Sgt. also educated on the legal ramifications for one who may be caught in an alcohol or drug-related situation.



Looking ahead…

Tuesday, April 24, at Town Hall Meeting will be held at the Grand Island Town Hall from 7-8:30 pm.  The purpose of this meeting is for locals to discuss the problem of underage drinking in their community and to find ways to combat this issue together.  The meeting is open to the public and will be hosted by Grand Island’s own Luke Moretti from Channel 4 News, WIVB.




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