WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-chair of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, and Director James Carroll, head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will convene local and national experts and stakeholders to discuss the current status of the opioid crisis in Delaware. The discussion will take place on Thursday, August 22, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus in Newark. The event is free and open to the public.

The conversation will involve families, first responders, law enforcement agencies, and the addiction and recovery communities. The event aims to cover available federal resources in Delaware, such as the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.

Guests are asked to register by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addressing-delawares-opioid-crisis-tickets-69415001137. Since seating is limited, registered attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Press is invited to attend.

WHO: U.S. Senator Chris Coons
Director James Carroll, Office of National Drug Control Policy
University of Delaware’s Partnership for Healthy Communities
Members of Delaware’s law enforcement and first responder community
Members of Delaware’s health care community
Members of Delaware’s non-profit addiction recovery community

WHAT: A roundtable discussion on the opioid crisis in Delaware and federal, state, and local response efforts. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Delaware STAR Campus
Tower at STAR, 100 Discovery Blvd, Newark, DE 19713

PRESS RSVP: Brendan Mackie at 302-573-6054 or Brendan_Mackie@coons.senate.gov