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DYS Safety Bill Filed by Union HB: HD2434

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please see attachment of a Bill that was filed by AFSCME Council 93.
 AFSCME Local 1368 Executive Board (your union) has been working with the D.Y.S. of many years to insure the Youth we care for and the staff that provide the service have a safe,secure environment to provide treatment.
We feel at this time Department has not given the staff the ability to protect themselves and the clients, we are asking that the data from  D.Y.S. on assaults on clients and staff in Regions and Program types to be examine.
Further that the best practices are look for to approach issues that have confronted us for years in regards to staffing shortages, policies and procedures that are or are not working.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions your input is valued.  

In Solidarity,
Paul L Faria
AFSCME Local 1368