Introduced by Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) (D) on January 12, 2005
To create the Prevention Quality Council. The council will consist of four legislators and five state agency heads, with the purpose of identifying and assessing the effectiveness of programs run by state agencies and state funds aimed at preventing drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, teenage pregnancy, suicide, domestic violence, and other crimes. The council will seek to determine which programs are demonstrably effective. See companion 1052. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on January 12, 2005
Testimony in support offered to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on January 18, 2005
By Priscilla Lisicich, WA Assn of Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention; Kari Burrell, Dick Van Wagenen, Office of Financial Management. They testified that this is something we should be doing regularly, so we know what is working.
Testimony with concerns offered to the Senate Human Services & Corrections Committee on January 18, 2005
By Gail Gosney; Coalition of Community Networks; Laurie Lippold, children's Home Society. They testified that one size fits all, doesn't work. We should invest at local level. Although we support the concept, it seems duplicative.