Our Advocacy

At Northern Rivers, we stand behind our clients and our workforce. We work with individuals and families who face poverty, abuse, neglect, substance abuse, and behavioral health issues. These are some of society’s most vulnerable citizens, and we need the proper support in order to answer society’s call. We advocate for fully funded contracts; investment in infrastructure; and the resources to fund, train, and keep the quality employees our clients deserve. Click below for examples of our recent efforts.

2021.02.09 Live Testimony - NYS Legislature Joint Session
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2021.02.08 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Public Protection, 2021-2022
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2021.02.08 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services, 2021-2022
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2021.02.05 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Mental Hygiene, 2021-2022
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2021.02.04 Testimony, NYS Executive Proposals for Higher Education, 2021-2022
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2020.02.03 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Mental Hygiene, 2020-2021
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2020.01.30 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services, 2020-2021
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2019.02.07 Testimony - NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Mental Hygiene, 2019-2020
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2019.01.24 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services, 2019-2020
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2018.02.13 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Mental Hygiene, 2018-2019
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2018.02.06 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services, 2018-2019
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2017.12.14 Testimony, NY Assembly Standing Committee on Children and Families, Foster Parent and Caregiver Support
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2017.05.24 White Paper, Improvement Strategies for Group Residential Care
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2017.02.08 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services, 2017-2018
William T. Gettman Jr.
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2017.02.06 Testimony, NYS Executive Budget Proposals for Mental Hygiene, 2017-2018
William T. Gettman Jr.
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