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Overdose Prevention Centers: Promoting Health and Harm Reduction

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The College of New Jersey

School of Education, #115

2000 Pennington Road

Ewing, NJ 08628

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Join us to learn from an expert panel of public health officials, researchers, legal experts, and community leaders on innovations in overdose prevention.

Admission is free, but space is limited -- please RSVP to reserve your spot!

Facilitated by: Sandy Gibson, PhD, Professor, The College of New Jersey & Roseanne Scotti, Esq., State Director, New Jersey, Drug Policy Alliance

Panelists include:

  • Asw. Valerie Vanieri Huttle, Deputy Speaker, New Jersey Legislature

  • Kassandra Frederique, MSW, State Director, New York, Drug Policy Alliance

  • Rev. Dr. Leslie Harrison, Bethel AME Church, Moorestown, NJ

  • Jill Anne LaZare, Esq., Parent advocate & New Jersey resident

  • Russell Maynard, Insite Director, PHS Community Services Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Devin Reaves, MSW, Certified Recovery Specialist & New Jersey resident

  • Sheila P. Vakharia, PhD, Policy Manager, Office of Academic Engagement, Drug Policy Alliance

  • Jen Bowles, Executive Director, Safehouse, Philadelphia, PA

  • Rachel Evans, MD, Henry J. Austin Health Center, Trenton, NJ

Additional panelists to be announced.

Free networking lunch to follow the event, and free parking and CEUs for those who register in advance via Eventbrite.


Co-sponsored by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Drug Policy Alliance, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Center for Optimal Living, Families for Sensible Drug Policy, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of New Jersey, New Leaders Council - New Jersey, North Jersey Community Research Initiative, Prevention Resource Network, South Jersey AIDS Alliance, and Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.


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