Correction of 2021 Maine Policy Scholar’s written memo

Ms. Lindsay Kay’s 2021 memo for the Maine Policy Scholars Program contained the quote:

“Madonna Mooney, a presenter at the Opioid Response Summit emphasized that the risk of overdose greatly increases with the loss of a child through CPS apprehension.”

This is incorrect. This quote was mistakenly attributed to Ms. Mooney. Ms. Mooney did not make this or any similar statements, was not a presenter at Opioid Response Summit, never met or communicated with Ms. Kay, nor was interviewed for this project. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center sends our sincerest apologies to Ms. Mooney for the misattribution and extends our appreciation for her bringing this matter to our attention.

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