Upcoming Events

Upcoming 2019 Programs


March 21, 2019: 5:30 pm.
NYS Children’s Medicaid System Transformation: A Discussion with Children and Families

New York State (NYS) invites Children and Families enrolled in the Medicaid waiver programs to learn about changes happening to the Children’s Medicaid System and what that means for you.  NYS agencies DOH, OMH, OCFS, OPWDD, and OASAS have been working to ensure that Medicaid services are delivered in a way that works best for children and families.  This includes making sure that children have access to all of the services they need, regardless of what their primary health needs may be.  It also means children and families have a say in what services they want, where services are delivered, and how services are provided.

Register online here.


March 21, April 26, May 3, 2019
Medication Assisted Treatment:  The Science and the Practice of Effective Recovery

Please join OASAS and Center on Addiction in a conversation that addresses the concerns about the use of MAT and points the way forward to making MAT more widely accessible.

Topics will include:

  • The science and efficacy of MAT
  • Myths that fuel the stigma surrounding MAT
  • Risks of not utilizing MAT when indicated
  • MAT in a Value-Based Health Care Delivery System
  • Reconciling the recovery paradigm of the past with the recovery paradigm of the present

Additionally, please note that no food or beverages will be served during the forum. Time will be provided for participants to have lunch offsite.  

Long Island
: March 21, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Location: Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island
110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Register Here!

Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Location: Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Register Here!

Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 9:00-3:00
Location: Crowne Plaza Syracuse
701 E Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Register Here!


April 25, May 9, June 4, June 13: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
In-Person Code of Conduct Train-The-Trainer Training

The New York State Justice Center has partnered with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) to develop an interactive and robust curriculum  designed to assist organizations provide staff training on the Code of Conduct for Custodians of People with Special Needs. The objective of the curriculum is to ensure that staff who support people served under the jurisdiction of the New York State Justice Center (custodians) understand the importance of the Code of Conduct and how it serves as a framework of professional conduct.

The material in this curriculum takes the ten parts of the code and teaches staff how to practice ethical, dynamic and respectful support.  Participants of the Train the Trainer session will be taught how to use this curriculum to teach the Code of Conduct to both new staff and seasoned staff through skill practice, group discussions and other activities.

Participants in this training should include; agency trainers, human resource professionals, administrators and anyone that will be able to bring this curriculum to life in their respective organizations/agencies.

Registration is available at the links below.


July 18, 2019: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
United Hospital Fund’s Annual “Medicaid in New York” Conference

New York Academy of Medicine
(Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York City)

Opening Keynote by New York State Medicaid Director Donna Frescatore

Full Program to Be Announced Later This Spring
Registration Opening Soon – You Will Be Notified!

Registration: $125 per person. Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

For more information, please visit our website here


September 18 – 19, 2019
New York State Suicide Prevention Conference 

The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Suicide Prevention Center of New York State (SPC-NY) invite you and your colleagues to the 4th Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center.

The 4th Annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference: “STRONGER TOGETHER: Embracing Diversity and State/Local Partnerships in Suicide Prevention” sponsored by OMH and SPC-NY is a two-day conference that will focus on best practices in the field of suicide prevention. It will feature presentations highlighting recent developments in suicide prevention, including working with diverse populations, community coalitions, schools and college campuses, health systems, and advancements in surveillance data.