The state Senate committee on drug abuse and treatment will hold a public hearing at North Adams City Hall later this month.

The hearing is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. The North Adams City Hall is at 10 Main St.

The Senate Special Committee on Drug Abuse and Treatment Options is inviting testimony from law enforcement officials, district attorneys, sheriffs, police and fire officials, health centers, treatment providers, medical professionals, family advocates, educators, and school superintendents.

Committee members are interested in hearing about efforts to prevent and treat drug addiction in the community, as well as barriers to treatment.

Testimony will be heard by invitation only, but the hearing will be open to the public. However, members of the public are welcome to attend and provide written testimony.

For more information, contact Shannon Moore at