Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has been making an impact on Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families and their communities for over 130 years. Please take a moment to see how the communities we serve continue to benefit from our programs and services.
The President of the United States spoke in Manchester, New Hampshire today to announce his plan for addressing the opioid crisis and FCA has a clear response:
“Though law enforcement is a critical component in the efforts to address substance abuse, there’s universal recognition – even among law enforcement professionals – that we cannot arrest our way out of the current opioid crisis. A comprehensive approach must include evidence-based prevention programs, timely access to high quality and comprehensive addiction treatment services and support for people in recovery. While none of us have any sympathy for drug pushers, there’s no consensus that the death penalty for dealers will pass constitutional muster or that the threat of death will deter them. There is, however, fifty years’ worth of evidence to suggest that a criminal justice response to a public health problem is insufficient, that prevention and treatment work and that recovery is possible.”