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Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting

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Pursuant to Public Law 92-463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) on February 14, 2018.

The meeting will include discussions on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies related to women experiencing homelessness with behavioral health needs, and SAMHSA's strategies related to women in the criminal justice system with behavioral health needs. Additionally, the ACWS will be speaking with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Use regarding priorities and directions around behavioral health services and access for women and children.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, 20857, in Conference Room 5E29. Attendance by the public will be limited to space available. Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions should be forwarded to the contact person (below) by February 5, 2018. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the meeting. Individuals interested in making oral presentations are encouraged to notify the contact person on or before February 5, 2018. Five minutes will be allotted for each presentation.

The meeting may be accesed via telephone. To attend on site, obtain the call-in number and access code, submit written or brief oral comments, or request special accommodations for persons with disabilities, please register on-line at​Registration/​meetingsRegistration.aspx, or communicate with SAMHSA's Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Valerie Kolick (see contact information below).

Substantive meeting information and a roster of ACWS members may be obtained either by accessing the SAMHSA Committees' Web​about-us/​advisory-councils/​meetings, or by contacting Ms. Kolick.

Committee Name: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS).

Date/Time/Type: Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. EDT, Open.

Place: SAMHSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 5E29, Rockville, Maryland 20857.

Contact: Valerie Kolick, Designated Federal Official, SAMHSA's Advisory Committee for Women's Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (240) 276-1738, Email:

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Carlos Castillo,

Committee Management Officer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Services Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2018-02010 Filed 1-31-18; 8:45 am]