Addiction, Recovery and the Justice System: Free Learning Series

CareOregon, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and the Alano Club of Portland are hosting Addiction, Recovery and the Justice System, a free four-part educational series.

Session 1: Understanding Addiction | November 20, 2020. 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Join Judges Ann Lininger and Eric Bloch, District Attorney Paige Clarkson and defense attorney Shannon Wilson as they kick off this series with perspectives from the bench, prosecution and defense. Following, Dr. Steve Delisi from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will examine the neurobiology and neuroscience of addiction and trauma.  |  Register Here

Session 2: Understanding Treatment | December 4, 2020. 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Mae Lee Browning, Legislative Director of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, begins this session with a personal message of recovery. Following, Heidi Wallace from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will explore stages of change and how to recognize a person’s readiness to begin the recovery process.  |  Register Here

Session 3: Understanding Recovery | December 11, 2020. 12-1:30 p.m. PST
Jeremiah Rigsby from CareOregon opens this session, followed by Legislators Tawna Sanchez and Janeen Sollman who will discuss the work ahead in the 2021 legislative session. Karen Kern, Mercedes Elizalde, and Freda Ceaser from Central City Concern will discuss the continuum of care in Oregon for substance use disorders, the role of the justice system in a recovery-oriented system of care, and tools for incorporating equity and anti-racist values into actualizing justice and services delivery.   |  Register Here

Session 4: Understanding Hope | December 18, 2020. 12-1:30 p.m. PST
During this final session in the series, Brent Canode from the Alano Club of Portland and  Monta Knudson from Bridges to Change will moderate a panel discussion with people who have lived experience with addiction and whose recovery journeys have intersected with the Oregon Justice System. Panel members include: Mae Lee Browning, Legislative Director of the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Janie Marsh Gullickson, Executive Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon; Hugo Gonzalez Venegas, Attorney and Oregon State Bar Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator; and Billy Anfield, Advocacy Coordinator at Central City Concern’s Flip the Script. They will share their experiences in recovery and perspectives on how our justice system can support recovery for justice-involved people with addiction.  |  Register Here

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