A legislative reception honoring former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is scheduled to be held this evening by a group that supports addiction services treatment.

The group, Coalition For Community Services, will present Silver with its Champion Award this evening at a reception at the Albany Room.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Silver was arrested in January on corruption charges. He faces a three-count indictment from federal prosecutors who accused him of masking legal referrals as bribes and kickbacks.

Luke Nasta, the group’s public policy officer, said the event was scheduled before Silver’s arrest.

“We’ve been consistent in why we’re recognizing Sheldon Silver,” Nasta said.

Silver as speaker and in public office has been a longtime supporter in the Legislature of helping champion chemical dependency treatment “especially during the Pataki years,” Nasta said.

“It’s about the cause,” he added.

Silver, who retains his seat in the Assembly representing lower Manhattan, is expected to attend the event this evening, Nasta said.

Invited to speak are Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Silver’s successor as speaker, Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie.