Student Assistance Program in Pennsylvania


SAP in Pennsylvania

The student assistance program has been an integral part of Pennsylvania schools since 1984-85!! Take a look at who we are - what was and what is.

About SAP

SAP Teams Members

Information for SAP team members – lots of great resources to help support you on the front line of supporting student achievement!

SAP Teams

SAP Liaisons

Sap liaisons are a unique component to Pennsylvania’s SAP program. For more information click the link below.

SAP Liaisons

Resources and News

SAP Interagency in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department Of Drug And Alcohol Programs

Bureau of Treatment, Prevention, and Intervention - Division of Prevention and Intervention

Pennsylvania Department Of Education

Office for Safe Schools

Pennsylvania Department Of Human Services

Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health Services - Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


The Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program is overseen by the PA Network for Student Assistance Services (PNSAS) Interagency Committee and Regional Coordinators' team; comprised of representation from the PA Departments of Education (Safe Schools Office), Drug and Alcohol Programs (Division of Prevention and Intervention) and Human Services (Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services). SAP is based upon state guidelines, professional standards, and policies and procedures adopted by the local school board of directors. Professional training conducted by a PA Approved SAP Training Provider (PASTP) is required for team members to ensure the appropriateness of the recommended services, effective interagency collaboration and compliance with state and federal laws protecting the privacy rights of parents and students.