On March 12, 2014, PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle testified before the New Jersey State Assembly’s Budget Committee on the FY 2015 state budget proposed by Governor Chris Christie. Tom was representing the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, but spoke from his personal experience as the father of a loved one with a psychiatric disability. He highlighted the essential role of psychiatric rehabilitation in recovery and the insufficiency of New Jersey’s Medicaid support for psychiatric rehabilitation’s cost effective evidence-based practices. He appealed to the to Legislature to assure adequate funding of this critical safety net system for those with psychiatric disabilities.
Read Tom’s testimony on the FY 2015 budget here.