May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayne Public Library
Northwest Wayne Families Against Narcotics 2023 Public Forum: Law Enforcement’s Changing Perceptions of Addiction
Historically substance use disorder has been viewed as a moral failing warranting criminal sanctions, and law enforcement has been charged with arresting and jailing people struggling with this disease. But the toll of the opioid epidemic and organizations like FAN have been changing law enforcement’s perceptions of addiction. At this forum, you will hear from individual members of law enforcement as they share their personal stories of how their views of addiction have changed. The discussion will include exploration of the role of the courts and our criminal justice system in shaping addiction treatment.
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