Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
The public is invited to a town hall meeting on the growing opioid problem to be held at 11:00 a. m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Ferlazzo Government Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge.
Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, 11th District of Virginia, will host the community town hall meeting to discuss the opioid problem in both the county and state. The event is open to students, parents, faculty, and anyone who wants to become more aware of the dangers opioids pose and to learn about prevention strategies and how to help someone who needs assistance. Currently, the average age for opioid exposure and use is about 14 years old.
A panel of experts will include Jodi Manz, assistant secretary of Health and Human Resources in the Office of Governor Ralph R. Northam; Heather Martinsen, behavioral health wellness supervisor for Prince William County (PWC) Community Services, and New Horizons facilitator for the Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William; Steven G. Liga, chief executive officer for Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS); Kyle Cirillo, Prince William County Fire and Rescue and Prince William County Joint Opioid Task Force; and Shane Dana, special agent, FBI Washington Field Office, and investigative leader, Prince William County Opioid Task Force.
For additional information, contact the Office of Congressman Gerry Connolly, 2241-D Tackett’s Mill Drive, Woodbridge, at 571.408.4407 or [email protected].