For Release – June 13, 2014
SUMMIT COUNTY TEAM TO JOIN STATEWIDE OPIATE ADDICTION SYMPOSIUM
At the invitation of Governor John Kasich and Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Administrative Judge Tammy O’Brien of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, will lead a team from Summit County, made up of ten (10) local leaders, at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiate Addiction.
Administrative Judge Tammy O’Brien has compiled a team made up of the following individuals:
Judge Tammy O’Brien, Administrative Judge, Common Pleas Court, General DivisionPaula Prentice, Council Member, Summit County Council Judge Jerry Larson, Presiding Judge, Akron Municipal CourtAttorney Paul Grant, Chair, Criminal Law Section, Akron Bar AssociationMargaret Scott, Deputy Chief Assistant, Summit County Prosecutors OfficeJohn Ellis, Manager of Clinical Services Summit County, A.D.M. BoardLieutenant Mathew Paolino, Summit County Sheriff’s OfficeDetective Michael Schmidt, Akron Police DepartmentCynthia Schwarz, Probation Officer, Summit County Adult ProbationMathew Snyder, Probation Officer, Summit County Adult Probation
The Symposium is being presented by the Supreme Court of Ohio and The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team and will be held on June 30, 2014. The purpose of the Symposium is to foster an exchange of ideas among teams from all 88 Ohio counties on the most promising practices and options for treatment. It is hoped that local communities can implement plans to ensure that non-violent offenders with opiate addiction receive appropriate judicial and clinical intervention and services. "Opiate addiction has touched the lives of so many in our community," stated Judge O’Brien. "Local leaders must continue to work to understand the dynamics of addiction. Successful intervention can result, not only in the reduction of drug-related crime, but also in preventing individual tragedy to addicts and their families."
For additional information, please call the Summit County Court of Common Pleas General Division Court Executive Office at 330-643-2390.
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