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Herring to Announce Major Policy Proposals for Heroin & Opioid Crisis Response at VACP Conference

September 15, 2017 | VACP

News Image On Monday, Attorney General Mark R. Herring will announce major policy proposals for Virginia's response to the heroin and opioid crisis. While addressing chiefs of police at the VACP and Foundation 2017 Annual Conference, Attorney General Herring will outline new programs and initiatives for the Commonwealth's response to the opioid epidemic.

These new proposals will be incorporated into Attorney General Herring's multifaceted approach to the heroin and opioid epidemic that includes enforcement, education, prevention, and legislation to encourage reporting of overdoses in progress, expand the availability of naloxone, and expand access to the Prescription Monitoring Program. He has supported federal efforts to improve the availability of treatment and recovery resources, partnered with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente to create the Hampton Roads Heroin Working Group to develop holistic, community-driven solutions to the heroin and opioid crisis,  and made prescription drug disposal kits available across the Commonwealth.

When: Monday, September 18
               9:30 AM

Where: Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
               False Cape B and Cape Henry C
               5700 Atlantic Avenue
               Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lara Sisselman, OAG
(804) 786-1022 (office)
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