On Wednesday, Sheriff Maciol was honored to join New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez at the Center for Family Life and Recovery as she announced the award of $170,000 to expand the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program. The Center for Family Life and Recovery, based in Utica, is receiving $88,200, and the HFM Prevention Council in Johnstown is receiving $81,701. Funding for this initiative was provided through the federal State Opioid Response Grant.

The Triple P program has been shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth, such as substance use and juvenile offending, as well as encourage positive social behavior and emotional wellbeing. The program has also demonstrated success in reducing parental depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflict, and increasing positive family interactions.

The Center for Family Life and Recovery will offer programming at six locations, including in Rome, Utica, and Camden. The Center for Family Life and Recovery is partnering with The Neighborhood Center, Insight House, and Care Net of Central New York for this initiative.