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Texas Conference on Drug Policy

Mothers Against Teen Violence (MATV)

Texas Conference on Drug Policy

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Adult - All 3 Days+Awards Luncheon - Early Bird   more info $110.00 $0.00
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ATTENTION: Counselors, Social Workers, Criminal Justice Professionals, Avocates, Educators, and Policymakers!


 The Texas Conference on Drug Policy

 January 11 - 13, 2012


The Texas Conference on Drug Policy will feature first-rate presentations and panel discussions by thought leaders, experts and advocates engaged in drug policy research, analysis and public information initiatives. This is an opportunity to examine the war on drugs from the criminal justice and public health perspectives; explore best practices; and make lasting connections among individuals and organizations working for positive change.

MATV is a continuing education provider, having been authorized by: Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiner -- Provider No. 6037; and Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors--Provider No. 1557

A minimum of six (6) hours of continuing education credits will be available to licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed chemical dependency counselors (LCDC), and  social workers.

Email admin@matvinc.org to request registration by U.S. mail.

Featured speakers and presenters include:


Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician, Author, and Advocate

Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

State Representative Jerry Madden

Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Judge Tena Callahan, 302nd District, Dallas County

Susie Byrd, El Paso City Council

Dr. Bill Martin, Senior Fellow, James A. Baker Institute

Dr. Raul Caetano, Dean, UTSW School of Public Health

Ana Yanez-Correa, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition

Dr. Marvin Dulaney, History Professor, UT Arlington

Dr. Timothy Bray, Director, Urban Institute for Policy Research

…and many more



****CEU Credits available for these sessions



Have questions about Texas Conference on Drug Policy? Contact Mothers Against Teen Violence (MATV)


Hall of State, Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave.
Dallas, TX


Mothers Against Teen Violence (MATV)

The MATV Story

Chris Lewis met Kendrick Lott in the summer of 1993 at St. Philip’s School in Dallas where the two worked as summer camp counselors. Chris, a Morehouse College student, had graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas one year earlier and was home for the summer. Kendrick planned to attend the same school in the fall. But instead of becoming Morehouse brothers, the teens died together, brutally slain by two teens looking for someone to carjack. The offenders  were under the influence of illegal drugs and had a history of low-level drug trafficking.

At St. Mark’s, a premiere college prep academy, Chris had been vice-president of the Upper School Orchestra; played varsity football; ran track; and was a gifted writer and linguist. Kendrick was vice president of his senior class and had achieved the outstanding rank of Eagle Scout.

MATV was organized in response to the tragic loss of these two promising lives. Chris’ mother, activist and author Joy Strickland, is founder and CEO. She continues this work as a memorial to Chris and Kendrick, resolving that their lives were not lost in vain.

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Texas Conference on Drug Policy
Dallas, TX Events Conference

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