WHAT: Sacramento County is working to build a coalition to identify and implement community-wide initiatives that help reduce the devastating consequences of methamphetamine use and its effects on the person and the community.
The focus of this coalition meeting will be to raise awareness and understand the impacts to law enforcement and emergency response. Be part of the discussion and share concerns, solutions and opportunities for change.
WHEN: Feb. 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grantland L. Johnson Center for Health and Human Services, 7001-A East Parkway Conference Room 1, Sacramento, CA 95823
VISUALS: Opening remarks followed by guest speakers Bridgette Dean, Social Services Administrator – Mental Health Unit of the Sacramento Police Department, Officer John Rosendale of the California Highway Patrol and speakers from the Sacramento County Probation Department, Chief Deputy Marc Marquez, Adult Field Operations and Chief Deputy Michele Vela-Payne, Adult Community Corrections to discuss methamphetamine use and law enforcement.
A moving presentation from an individual who will share his personal story with methamphetamine.
Emergency Response information will then be presented by Captain Scott Perryman, Paramedic/PA-C, MIH Program Coordinator from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and Jennifer Reiman, LCSW, Mental Health Program Coordinator for the Mobile Crisis Support Team at Sacramento County Department of Health, Behavioral Health Services Division.
The meeting will conclude with identifying next steps for the coalition.
BACKGROUND RESOURCES: The Sacramento County Methamphetamine Collaborative Workgroup (MCW) convened in 2016 to develop a cross-system strategy and response to methamphetamine use in Sacramento County. There were 27 key stakeholders from methamphetamine impacted systems that participated in the MCW. The MCW determined multiagency indicators, collected and analyzed data, discussed impacts and available resources and developed a baseline report and strategic plan.
The Sacramento County Methamphetamine Coalition aims to continue to inform and administer the Strategic Plan and coordinated response to prevent methamphetamine use and overdose and treat people with stimulant use disorders. The coordinated effort with agencies across the County and State and community members impacted by methamphetamine will ensure effective implementation of the Strategic Plan goals.
- Determine the nature and extent of the meth use and its impact across county systems
- Raise awareness and understand the impact of meth use on service systems and the community
- Review data from different systems in relation to meth to determine key points of impact
- Explore options and opportunities for increased treatment and service capacity
- Develop and recommend cross-system, data-driven strategies and response to this problem
- Provide updates to the strategic plan
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