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Drug Policy Alliance’s ‘New Directions Rhode Island’ Event

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rhode island new directions drug policy allianceNew Directions Rhode Island – A Public Safety And Health Approach To Drug Policy

Our current drug policies are not working. Youth drug use and availability are on the rise. Funding for treatment and prevention is dwindling. One in two high school students report that they know someone at their school who sells illegal drugs. Join us on December 8th to learn about what individuals and organizations around the state are doing to address the issue of drugs and drug policy in their communities, and be part of a discussion about how we can better protect families and young people. Anyone interested in participating in an open, informative dialogue about drugs and fresh approaches to drug policy is invited.

Featured Speakers include:

Representative Edith Ajello, RI General Assembly, Providence, RI
Representative Joseph Almeida, former Providence police officer and recently reelected Representative of Providence’s 12th District
Attorney John Amabile, former Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts
Brad Brockmann, Executive Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights, based in Providence
Robert Capecchi, Legislative Analyst, Marijuana Policy Project, Washington, DC
Dr. Kathleen Carty, founder of Vantage Point, Inc. a counseling firm that also provides intervention, education, and prevention services for individuals, couples, and families
Charles Cudworth, Clinical Director of Rhode Island Student Assistance Services
Major Neill Franklin, undercover narcotics agent and Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Representative Roger Goodman, Representative
Michelle McKenzie, Senior Project Director at The Miriam Hospital and Research Associate at the Alpert Medical School
Senator Joshua Miller, represents District 28 in Cranston and Warwick in the Rhode Island Senate
Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance
Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst at Transform Drug Policy Foundation, United Kingdom
Marsha Rosenbaum, Director Emerita of the Safety First Project at the Drug Policy Alliance and President of the JK Irwin Foundation in San Francisco
Dr. Lyn Stein, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island, and researcher focused on youth who use drugs and/or alcohol and are involved in the criminal justice system, North Smithfield, RI
Misty Wilson, co-founder of Youth in Action, a youth empowerment organization in Providence
Dr. Nick Zaller, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a researcher at The Miriam Hospital in Providence

Where: Alumnae Hall, Brown University, 194 Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02906
When: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 08, 2012

Event Schedule:

8:30 AM: Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM: Welcome: “New Directions For Drug Policy in Rhode Island”
9:15 AM: Documentary Premier: “Uncontrolled”
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Panel 1: “How Drugs and Current Drug Policy Impact Families and Communities”
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Panel 2: “Regulation: An Effective Path to Safer Schools and Communities?”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Town Hall
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM: Closing

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