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DSS Commissioner Patricia Carey Recognized

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Legislature Chair Lane recognized Tompkins County Social Services Commissioner Patricia Carey, who was awarded The Children and Family Futures 2016 National Collaborative Excellence Award. The award was presented earlier this month at the Child Welfare League of America’s 2016 National Conference in Orange County, California.

The award recognized the work Commissioner Carey has done to create and constantly improve Tompkins County’s Family Treatment Court, by working collaboratively with Tompkins County Judge John Rowley (also recognized as a fellow nominee), along with other multiple community leaders. Commissioner Carey was recognized for her success in improving collaboration among the child welfare, substance-use treatment, and judicial systems; demonstrating leadership to improve outcomes for families affected by substance-use disorders; and improving the delivery of services to families, groups, or communities.

Chair Lane told Commissioner Carey, “We are very proud of you for receiving this national honor, bestowed by your peers. We are grateful for the service you and your dedicated staff provide to those in our community most in need of a helping hand.”