Earlier this month, the National Judicial Opioid Task Force (NJOTF) convened in Indianapolis, Indiana. Presenters from national organizations with knowledge and expertise on the opioid crisis shared information, resources, and discussed collaboration with state courts and the NJOTF.
Content from each presentation is now available online and linked below:
- Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorders: Implications for Child Welfare and Juvenile Dependency by Nancy Young, Executive Director, Children and Family Futures.
- Collaboration Opportunities: Addiction Medicine, Justice and the Opioid Crisis by Penny S. Mills, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Society of Addiction Medicine.
- Substance Use Disorders: A Public Health and Public Safety Priority by Kathryn Cates-Wessel, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
- Opioid Addictions Outbreak: A Response to a Public Health Crisis in Erie County, New York by Matt Chase, Executive Director, National Association of Counties and Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, Erie County, New York.
- Combating the Opioid Epidemic by Carrie Hill, Director, National Center for Jail Operations, National Sheriffs Association.
- How Governors and States Are Approaching the Opioid Epidemic by Chelsea Kelleher, Senior Policy Analyst, Best Practices Health Division, National Governors Association.
- Overview of State Opioid Policy and Legislation by Alison Lawrence, Program Director and Amber Widgery, Senior Policy Specialist, Criminal Justice Program, National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Advancing Justice: The Opioid Crisis by Carson Fox, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
- NAAG Efforts Against the Opioid Epidemic by Chris Toth, Executive Director, National Association of Attorneys General.
This content builds on and expands previous NJOTF efforts. Sharing this information is consistent with principles developed in January 2018. SJI provided key support to launch the Task Force and remains a partner in these efforts.