A view of the Senate Chambers from the 2010-2011 Senate Reorganization.

24 May: Gordon/Weinberg Resolution Urging Establishment Of Hub For Children In Need Of Mental Health Services Clears Senate

TRENTON – A Senate resolution sponsored by Senators Bob Gordon (D-Bergen) and Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) that calls on the state to apply for federal funds in order to help create a pilot program that would assist children in need of mental health services has passed the full Senate.

“If we apply for and obtain this funding, the state can create a centralized location where primary care physicians can reach out and acquire information that they can then pass on to children and their families,” said Gordon. “This hub is greatly needed, as far too many children with mental health needs are not getting the kind of services they require.”