Ms. Deon discussed the youth, family and community benefits derived from after school programs similar to the one offered by QCC known as “The Drop”. Some of the benefits include a reduction in youth drug use and criminal behavior; improved school performance, behavior and attendance; and added support for those suffering from depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.

“The Drop” is staffed by volunteers between 3:00 and 6:00pm three days a week and it provides a safe haven and welcoming, supportive environment for area youth to enjoy positive peer interaction and age appropriate recreational activities.

As a board member of “NAMI” and a member of a forum assembled by D.A. Weintraub focusing on grandparents raising their grandchildren due to the opioid epidemic, Ms. Deon noted that local educators, counselors and grandparents have another valuable resource through “The Drop.”

Ms. Deon is a shareholder and member of Eastburn and Gray’s management committee and has practiced law for 27 years. Her practice focuses on Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. She previously served as the President of the Bucks County Bar Association. She has resided in Bucks County for 42 years, and for more than three decades, she has actively participated as a board member and fundraiser for numerous non-profit agencies throughout Bucks County.