2008-01-11 / Community

Town Hall Meeting On Children's Issues

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith will continue his state agency town hall meetings. The next meeting will take place Thursday, January 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 74-05 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

The forum will discuss numerous child care issues in education, child welfare and juvenile justice. Topics to be discussed include reforming the juvenile justice system; alternatives to detention; childcare growth and ensuring quality services (Universal Pre-K); improving child welfare services; and improving linkages to community based organizations.

Assemblywomen Audrey I. Pheffer and Michele R. Titus will co-sponsor the event. For further information, call Senator Malcolm A. Smith's district office at 718-528-4290.

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