Monday, July 17, 2017
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Plymouth County Outreach To Host First Joint Meeting
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth County Outreach (PCO) is pleased to announce that all of its partner agencies will gather for its first-ever joint meeting, combining its northern and southern groups into one unified organization.
- Former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske
- East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen
- Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri
- P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade
- Representatives from more than two dozen Plymouth County law enforcement agencies
- Hillary Dubois of the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative, Drop-In Centers and the Champion Plan
- Representatives from the offices of District Attorney Tim Cruz and Sheriff Joseph McDonald
Tuesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon
1620 Hotel, 180 Water St., Plymouth
PCO will host its inaugural all-county meeting with all of the law enforcement and recovery partners from its north and south districts, which will feature an open exchange of ideas and a discussion on the rapid evolution of PCO and its ongoing efforts to overcome the opioid epidemic in Plymouth County.
“Each of our partner agencies has already done great work on their own and within their PCO districts,” East Bridgewater Police Chief Scott Allen said. “Merging the two districts will only lead to an even broader conversation about how we can collaborate and work together against the spread of opioid addiction in our communities.”
The meeting will feature updates from Hunter-McDade and Dubois, as well as a presentation from Kerlikowske, who recently joined the P.A.A.R.I Board of Directors.
“This is a unique opportunity to bring together leaders from the recovery community on both the local and national levels,” Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said. “I’m excited for it because it’s going to give everyone a chance to share their approaches and successes on a broader scale than we ever have before in Plymouth County.”
Chief Allen and Chief Botieri will chair the meeting, which marks the first time that the north and south districts of PCO have come together in such a way. The meeting will feature two sessions, including overdose outreach training and a review of issues related to the PCO database.