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DHS news release

Jan. 15, 2008

General contact: Ken Palke, 503-947-5286
Program contact: CJ Reid, 503-945-9813

Governor's council to hear comments on DUII referral system


What: Public meeting of the Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

Whe n: Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 160, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem

Agenda: Council members will hear citizen testimony at 9:35 a.m. about Oregon's 20-year-old referral and treatment system for persons arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). The council will discuss workforce development issues for alcohol and drug abuse programs at 10:30 a.m., and hear a fiscal analysis of ballot measure 40. At noon, there will be announcements from council members and community liaison groups, then a council discussion on the Governor's Children's Wraparound Initiative Report and a report on underage drinking protocols in Jefferson County.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations should call DHS at 503-945-5678 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.