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Wed, Apr 17

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Webinar: Bringing Together Law Enforcement and People Who Use Drugs in a New Way: The CLEARS Project

This presentation will review the CLEARS Project that uses a “policy codesign” approach to bring together law enforcement, people with lived/living experience of drug use and legal involvement, and service providers to develop local solutions to drug use around Washington State.

Webinar: Bringing Together Law Enforcement and People Who Use Drugs in a New Way: The CLEARS Project
Webinar: Bringing Together Law Enforcement and People Who Use Drugs in a New Way: The CLEARS Project

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Zoom, Registration Required

About the event

Webinar Description

This presentation will review the CLEARS Project that uses a “policy codesign” approach to bring together law enforcement, people with lived/living experience of drug use and legal involvement, and service providers to develop local solutions to drug use around Washington State.

Webinar Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify “policy codesign” as an evidence-based strategy to bring together diverse stakeholders.
  • Learn about the CLEARS (Community-Law Enforcement Aligning in Response to Substance Use) Project in three sites around Washington State: Clallam, Thurston, and Yakima Counties.
  • Describe local solutions to address crisis response to drug use with law enforcement in rural WA areas.

 Presenter

Mandy Owens, PhD Dr. Owens is an Assistant Professor at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her work focuses on the intersection between substance use and the criminal legal system, including research and implementation efforts with law enforcement, jails, and prisons around Washington State. Dr. Owens also is a licensed and practicing psychologist working with people with substance use disorder.

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