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 the fourth meeting of the coalition will be to raise awareness and to understand the impacts on criminal justice and develop and explore strategies in response to the problem.
WHEN: Dec. 5, 2019, 2 p.m. – 4 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 Jennifer Kennedy, Deputy District Attorney Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Major Narcotics Division and Tiffanie Synnott, Principal Criminal Attorney Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office to discuss criminal prosecutions.
Tina Reynolds, president, Uptown Studios, Inc. will host a methamphetamine use focus group.
A moving presentation from an individual who will share his personal story with methamphetamine.
Crime data will be presented by Lieutenant Jose Whitfield, Impact Division – Assistant Commander, Lieutenant Brad Rose, Re-Entry Services Unit, and Sergeant Dustin Silva, California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
The final presentation will include information on Collaborative Courts data by Yvette Woolfolk, Collaborative Courts Coordinator Superior Court of California, Criminal Courts Department.
The meeting will conclude with identifying next steps for the coalition.
BACKGROUND RESOURCES: The Sacramento County Methamphetamine Workgroup convened in 2016 to develop a cross-system strategy and response. There were 27 members from methamphetamine impacted systems that participated on the workgroup. The methamphetamine workgroup 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 the Workgroup action 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 meth will ensure effective implementation of the Strategic Plan goals.
- Determine the nature and extent of meth use on 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
Sacramento County Methamphetamine Coalition: