The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to
partner with HEALing Communities Study Massachusetts and Bay State Community Services
to present a program on Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. at Granite Links in Quincy:
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Our Courts and Communities — Applying
the Science-based "Harm Reduction" Approach.
The program, offered for free in person, will feature a
collaborative discussion between addiction treatment providers and the legal
community, including prosecutors, public defenders and judges.
Discussion topics will include:
- Background on the evidence-based approach of “Harm
- Medical acceptability and advocacy of the Harm
- State and federal efforts to expand harm reduction
- Implications and Impacts of the opioid crisis
experienced in our courts and communities.
- Benefits and application of the principles of the Harm Reduction approach
from the perspectives of judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Shayla Mombeleur, Esq., moderator, Todd & Weld LLP
Robert W. Harnais, panelist, Massachusetts District Court
Burr, Esq., panelist, Norfolk District Attorney's Office
Sheble-Hall, panelist, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Kroeger, panelist, Manet Community Health Center, Inc.
Jacobs, panelist, Weymouth Health Department
Dr. Todd Kerensky,
panelist, Medical Director from SSH Bridge
Click here to register by Friday,
Nov. 17. Dinner will be served to in-person attendees.