Successful Strategies forCommunity Change, Part 3	                 Det.	  Gary	  Mar+n	    Homicide	  Detec+ve,	  Palm	  B...
Learning	  Objec-ves	  •  Plan	  tac+cs	  to	  form	  your	  advocacy	  group,	  what	     strengths	  to	  consider,	  an...
Disclosure	  Statement	  •  Karen	  Perry	  has	  no	  financial	  rela+onships	  with	     proprietary	  en++es	  that	  p...
Dr./Detec-ve	  Gary	  Mar-n	  Palm	  Beach	  County	  Sheriff’s	  Office	            Lynn	  University	  
Overdose	  Suppression	  Project:	  	   A	  Comprehensive	  Response	  
Three	  Strategies:	  	  •  Law	  Enforcement	  •  Public	  Awareness	  	  •  Quan-ta-ve	  Research	  
•  Reviewing	  each	  overdose	  death	  inves+ga+on.	  	  •  Applying	  all	  relevant	  statutes	  to	  the	     circums...
•  Collec+ng	  extensive	  demographic	  and	     circumstan+al	  data	  from	  each	  overdose	  death	     inves+ga+on.	...
Case	  Examina-ons	  	  	  	  	  •    353	  overdose	  death	  cases	  •    Palm	  Beach	  County,	  Florida	  	  •    Sel...
Public	  Awareness	  •  Forging	  coopera+ve	  rela+onships	  with	  families	  who	  have	  lost	     loved	  ones	  to	 ...
Contact	  Informa-on:	  Detec+ve	  Gary	  Mar+n	  	  Violent	  Crimes	  Division	  –	  Homicide	  Unit	  Palm	  Beach	  Co...
Karen	  H.	  Perry	  Co-­‐Founder,	  Execu-ve	  Director	        NOPE	  Task	  Force,	  Inc.	  
Richard	  Perry	     Age	  21	  
Successful	  Community	  Partnerships	  •    Assess	  	  Community	  •    Partnerships	  •    Plan	  •    Implement	  	  
NOPE	  Task	  Force,	  Inc.:	  	                  A	  501c-­‐3	  non-­‐profit	              Mission	  To	  reduce	  the	  f...
Partners	  •    Law	  Enforcement	  •    Medical	  Examiner	  •    Community	  Government	  •    Medical	  Professionals	 ...
NOPE	  Task	  Force’s	  Partners	  	  •    Office	  of	  Na+onal	  Drug	  Control	  Policy	         •    Hillsborough	  Coun...
Create	  and	  Implement	  a	  Plan	  •    Awareness	  •    Educa+on	  •    Family	  Support	  •    Advocacy	  
Awareness	  •  Na+onal	  Candle	  Light	  Vigil	  •  Interac+ve	  Website	  •  Social	  Media	  •  Prescrip+on	  Drug	  Ta...
Educa-on	           Presenta-ons	  •  Middle	  &	  High	  Schools	  •  Universi+es	  •  Parents	  &	  Communi+es	  •  Trea...
Family	  Support	  •    Treatment	  Support	  •    ASK	  ADAM	  •    Support	  Groups	  •    Interac+ve	  Website	  •    P...
Accomplishments	  •  Florida	  Prescrip+on	  Drug	     Monitoring	  Program	  •  Pill	  Mill	  Bill	  and	  Diversion	  • ...
NOPE	  Task	  Force	      866-­‐612-­‐NOPE	   www.nopetaskforce.org	         Karen	  Perry	      Execu-ve	  Director	  KPe...
The Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and                   ...
Facts	  About	  New	  Mexico	  • Known	  as	  the	  Land	  of	  Enchantment/Entrapment.	  	  • Popula+on	  is:	  2,085,500...
NM has the highest drug-induced death rate in the nation              The	  na-onal	  rate	  is	  12.7%,	                N...
How did we get here?
How do we change?            • Awareness	              • Preven+on	              • Interven+on	              • Treatment	 ...
Heroin	  Awareness	  CommiLee	  (HAC)	  	  • Founded	  in	  April	  2010.	  • Mission	  Statement:	  Not	  Another	  Life	...
Cameron	  Weiss	  	  
 Run	  your	  fingers	  through	  my	  soul.	  	  Feel	  what	  I	  feel,	  	  Believe	  what	  I	  believe,	  	  Perceive	...
The	  drug	  twists	  your	  brain	  so	  fast,	    so	  quick,	  you	  don’t	  even	  know	    that	  you	  are	  slowly	...
Make a difference, one person at a time.• Speak	  at	  local	  high	  schools	  and	  middle	  schools	  • Speak	  during	...
“Never	  underes+mate	  the	  power	  of	  a	  small	  group	  of	  commi8ed	  people	   to	  change	  the	  world.	  In	 ...
Starting an Advocacy Group in your Community:  •  Communicate	  the	  problem	  everywhere.	  Make	  it	  a	  community	  ...
Awareness without action is worthless                 Dr. Phillip McGraw
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh  and talk of me as if I were beside you there.!                  Rest in...
jenweiss24@msn.com	  (505)	  363-­‐9684	            saynotoheroin@gmail.com	               www.saynotoheroin.org	  
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Advocacy Workshop, National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, April 2-4, 2013. Successful Strategies for Community Change - Part 3 presentation by Det. Gary Martin, Karen Perry and Jennifer Weiss.

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  1. 1. Successful Strategies forCommunity Change, Part 3   Det.  Gary  Mar+n   Homicide  Detec+ve,  Palm  Beach  Sheriffs   Department   Karen  Perry     Execu+ve  Director,  NOPE  Task  Force   Jennifer  Weiss   Execu+ve  Director,  Heroin  Awareness   CommiLee  
  2. 2. Learning  Objec-ves  •  Plan  tac+cs  to  form  your  advocacy  group,  what   strengths  to  consider,  and  how  to  select  the  right   group  of  people  to  help  with  your  mission.  •  Outline  communica+on  techniques  for  dialogue   to  ensure  collabora+on  among  your  community.  •  Iden+fy  strategies  to  address  heroin  use  in  your   community.  
  3. 3. Disclosure  Statement  •  Karen  Perry  has  no  financial  rela+onships  with   proprietary  en++es  that  produce  heath  care   goods  and  services.  •  Gary  Mar+n  has  no  financial  rela+onships  with   proprietary  en++es  that  produce  health  care   goods  and  services.    •  Jennifer  Weiss  has  no  financial  rela+onship   with  proprietary  en++es  that  produce  health   care  goods  and  services.    
  4. 4. Dr./Detec-ve  Gary  Mar-n  Palm  Beach  County  Sheriff’s  Office   Lynn  University  
  5. 5. Overdose  Suppression  Project:     A  Comprehensive  Response  
  6. 6. Three  Strategies:    •  Law  Enforcement  •  Public  Awareness    •  Quan-ta-ve  Research  
  7. 7. •  Reviewing  each  overdose  death  inves+ga+on.    •  Applying  all  relevant  statutes  to  the   circumstances.  •  Forwarding  all  narco+cs  intelligence.  •  19.3  %  of  the  case  reviews  generated  narco+cs   intelligence.        
  8. 8. •  Collec+ng  extensive  demographic  and   circumstan+al  data  from  each  overdose  death   inves+ga+on.  •  Designing  a  prac+cal  overdose  death   database.  •   Exposing  overdose  correla+ons  and  trends.    
  9. 9. Case  Examina-ons          •  353  overdose  death  cases  •  Palm  Beach  County,  Florida    •  Selected  by  chronological  occurrence    •  Data  derived  from:    Police  and  paramedic  reports        Autopsy  and  toxicology  findings    Family  and  friend  interviews      Medical  records        
  10. 10. Public  Awareness  •  Forging  coopera+ve  rela+onships  with  families  who  have  lost   loved  ones  to  drug  overdose  death.  •  Providing  overdose  risk  awareness  programs  to  students  and   parents.  •  Designing  a  mul+media  public  service    campaign  focusing  on   the  risks  associated  with  prescrip+on  drug  misuse  and  abuse.  •  Seeking  legisla+ve  ac+on  to  discourage  doctor  shopping  and   prescrip+on  drug  diversion.      
  11. 11. Contact  Informa-on:  Detec+ve  Gary  Mar+n    Violent  Crimes  Division  –  Homicide  Unit  Palm  Beach  County  Sheriff’s  Office    West  Palm  Beach,  Fl  33406  561-­‐688-­‐4058  mar+ng@pbso.org  Or    Gary  Mar+n,  Ed.D.  Associate  Dean  For  Student  Life  Lynn  University    Boca  Raton,  Fl  33431  561-­‐237-­‐7157  gmar+n@lynn.edu    
  12. 12. Karen  H.  Perry  Co-­‐Founder,  Execu-ve  Director   NOPE  Task  Force,  Inc.  
  13. 13. Richard  Perry   Age  21  
  14. 14. Successful  Community  Partnerships  •  Assess    Community  •  Partnerships  •  Plan  •  Implement    
  15. 15. NOPE  Task  Force,  Inc.:     A  501c-­‐3  non-­‐profit   Mission  To  reduce  the  frequency  and  impact  of  drug  overdose  death  through:  • Community  Educa+on    • Family  Support    •   Purposeful  Advocacy  
  16. 16. Partners  •  Law  Enforcement  •  Medical  Examiner  •  Community  Government  •  Medical  Professionals  •  Treatment  Providers  •  Educa+onal  Ins+tu+ons  •  Legislators  
  17. 17. NOPE  Task  Force’s  Partners    •  Office  of  Na+onal  Drug  Control  Policy   •  Hillsborough  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Florida  Office  of  the  ALorney  General     •  Indian  River  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Florida  Sheriff’s  Associa+on   •  Mar+n  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Florida  Police  Chief’s  Associa+on   •  Okeechobee  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Florida  Coali+on  Alliance   •  Palm  Beach  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Safe  and  Drug  Free  Schools   •  Palm  Beach  County  State  ALorney    •  Caron  Center/Hanley  Center   •  Pinellas  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Lynn  University   •  St.  Lucie  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  Tykes  and  Teens  of  Mar+n  County   •  Sarasota  County  Sheriff’s  Office  •  DACCO,  Inc.   •  Seminole  County  Sheriff’s  and    •  Flagler  County  Sheriff’s  Office   municipal  law  enforcement  agencies   •  Volusia  County  Sheriff’s  Office  
  18. 18. Create  and  Implement  a  Plan  •  Awareness  •  Educa+on  •  Family  Support  •  Advocacy  
  19. 19. Awareness  •  Na+onal  Candle  Light  Vigil  •  Interac+ve  Website  •  Social  Media  •  Prescrip+on  Drug  Take   Back  Programs  •  Advocate  for  Legisla+ve   Change  
  20. 20. Educa-on   Presenta-ons  •  Middle  &  High  Schools  •  Universi+es  •  Parents  &  Communi+es  •  Treatment  &  Correc+onal   Ins+tu+ons  •  Health  Care  Professionals  
  21. 21. Family  Support  •  Treatment  Support  •  ASK  ADAM  •  Support  Groups  •  Interac+ve  Website  •  Publica+ons    
  22. 22. Accomplishments  •  Florida  Prescrip+on  Drug   Monitoring  Program  •  Pill  Mill  Bill  and  Diversion  •  Good  Samaritan  911  Law  •  Average  Age  of  First  Use    
  23. 23. NOPE  Task  Force   866-­‐612-­‐NOPE   www.nopetaskforce.org   Karen  Perry   Execu-ve  Director  KPerry@NOPETaskForce.org  
  24. 24. The Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and education about opiate abuse in NM.
  25. 25. Facts  About  New  Mexico  • Known  as  the  Land  of  Enchantment/Entrapment.    • Popula+on  is:  2,085,500.  • Biggest  City  is  Albuquerque.  Popula+on:  552,800.    • We  are  NOT  part  of  Mexico.  We  are  part  of  the  U.S.    • Yes,  we  have  running  water.    • We  are  home  to  the  largest  interna+onal  hot  air  balloon  fiesta.  • You  will  be  asked  “red,  green  or  Christmas”  at  every  Mexican  food  restaurant  you  venture  into.    • We  are  the  home  of  the  NM  Lobos  and  the  infamous  “PIT”  
  26. 26. NM has the highest drug-induced death rate in the nation The  na-onal  rate  is  12.7%,   NM’s  is  22.8%  (per  100,000   deaths)  
  27. 27. How did we get here?
  28. 28. How do we change? • Awareness   • Preven+on   • Interven+on   • Treatment   • Post-­‐Treatment/Recovery  
  29. 29. Heroin  Awareness  CommiLee  (HAC)    • Founded  in  April  2010.  • Mission  Statement:  Not  Another  Life  Lost  to  Heroin  • Purpose:     1)  Provide  educa+on  and  awareness  about  the  opiate  epidemic   that  is  plaguing  our  country.     2)  Provide  beLer  access  to  treatment  resources.   3)  Reduce  the  s+gma.   Hope  Awareness  &  Change  –  Stop  Addic+on  
  30. 30. Cameron  Weiss    
  31. 31.  Run  your  fingers  through  my  soul.    Feel  what  I  feel,    Believe  what  I  believe,    Perceive  as  I  perceive,    Look,  experience,  and  for  once;    Just  once,  understand…….  
  32. 32. The  drug  twists  your  brain  so  fast,   so  quick,  you  don’t  even  know   that  you  are  slowly  losing  your   soul….    
  33. 33. Make a difference, one person at a time.• Speak  at  local  high  schools  and  middle  schools  • Speak  during  conferences:   • NM  Medical  Society   • NM  Social  Workers   • NM  Dental  Associa+on   • NM  Pediatricians   • NM  Head  to  Toe  conference  for  educators  • Speak  at  board  mee+ngs  and  training  sessions:   • State  proba+on  officer  board  mee+ngs   • NM  Correc+ons  Department  staff  training  and  cadet  training   • Albuq.  Police  Department  and  Fire  Department  mee+ngs  • Community-­‐wide  seminars  • Awareness  events  (candle  light  vigils,  rally’s,  balloon  releases,  awareness  walks,  fundraising  events)  • Speak  during  legisla+ve  sessions  
  34. 34. “Never  underes+mate  the  power  of  a  small  group  of  commi8ed  people   to  change  the  world.  In  fact,  it  is   the  only  thing  that  ever  has.”     ~  Margaret  Mead  
  35. 35. Starting an Advocacy Group in your Community: •  Communicate  the  problem  everywhere.  Make  it  a  community  issue.     •  Talk,  talk  talk.  Talk  to  principals,  law  enforcement,  public  safety  officials,   doctors,  den+sts,  social  workers,  legislatures.  Talk,  talk,  talk.     •  Don’t  assume  that  people  “get  it”.  Even  the  professionals.  Tell  stories.   Make  it  real.   •  Form  rela+onships.     •  Work  with  local  legislatures  to  get  their  support.  Go  straight  to  the  top.   People  will  listen  when  the  mo+ve  isn’t  for  personal  gain.   •  Find  advocates  in  your  community  with  a  powerful  story  to  share.     •  Get  the  media  involved.   •  Don’t  stop.  Don’t  give  up.     I wondered by somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody. ~Anonymous
  36. 36. Awareness without action is worthless Dr. Phillip McGraw
  37. 37. Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.! Rest in Peace!
  38. 38. jenweiss24@msn.com  (505)  363-­‐9684   saynotoheroin@gmail.com   www.saynotoheroin.org  
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