For Immediate Release
July 24, 2013
CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after signing into law yesterday House Bill 260, a measure relative to the Children in Need of Services (CHINS) program and the state's broader support system for troubled youth:
"Through the budget process, we worked to rebuild and restore funding for the Children in Need of Services program, which is critical to helping our at-risk young people and keeping our communities safe. By strengthening this program and other important pieces of our support system for troubled youth, HB 260 will help keep New Hampshire one of the safest states in the nation and allow more children to fulfill their potential. Thank you to the sponsors and advocates for your work on this bill, and to the entire Legislature for supporting our young people and public safety."