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PEF Attends 29th Annual Somos El Futuro Conference

Wayne Spence , PEF President Speaks on Justice Center Panel.

PEF members took advantage of the 29th Annual Somos El Futuro Conference held March 18-20 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany to educate the public and legislators about state budget and other important issues.

PEF President Wayne Spence was a featured speaker at a workshop March 19 on Reforming New York’s Justice Center along with Anthony Wells, president of SEIU Local 371 in New York City and attorney Gary Maitland.

The panel was moderated by state Assembly Member Victor Pichardo. They talked about the need to address problems that have arisen with the state’s Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.

The speakers and members of the audience who spoke up  agreed the law that created the center should be amended to make the center more effective in protecting people and less destructive in investigating complaints.