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Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.

This course is a primer on the current trends in the drug culture in Massachusetts. It is Drugs 101 for judges. This program is for both new and experienced judges, who are interested in learning more about addiction, addicted behavior, and the consequences. You’ll have an opportunity to hear from persons who have lived with addiction and hear their stories of recovery. Presenters include a law enforcement narcotics expert from the Massachusetts State Police, probation officers, persons in recovery and community treatment providers.

Attend and Learn:

  • What are police seeing on the streets involving drug activity and behavior?
  • What is the drug culture in Massachusetts and its impact on the community?
  • What is a typical day in the life of a person suffering from addiction?

Planners and Presenters:

Superior Court Judge Angel Kelley Brown (Program Chair)

Massachusetts State Police Sgt. David A. Patterson

Probation Officer Kevin Sheehan, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Assistant Chief Probation Officer Diane Barry

Jason Owens, Roca, Inc.

Katie O’Leary, North Suffolk Mental Health