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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Take a LEAPP

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Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Released from Treatment - Now What?

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Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Medication Assisted Treatment

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: From Surviving Addiction to Thriving in Recovery

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Journey Into Recovery

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Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Suicide Prevention

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Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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Why Wait Two Years for AODA Treatment Center at Lincoln Hills?

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Screen Capture Evan Goyke Wisconsin Eye Inmate 501In early January of this year, Governor Walker announced a plan for future reforms in our adult and juvenile corrections systems. Essentially, it would be to close down the troubled Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities, and to convert them into an adult facility specializing in AODA treatment. This would help alleviate the backlog of people awaiting AODA treatment in the system, many of whom would become eligible for early release if they get treatment. It would also relieve some overcrowding in the prisons.

The Governor’s plan is a good one, and one that is urgently needed. While the Governor wants to wait until 2019 to launch this plan, the good news is that we don’t have to wait. Legislation to enact the plan the Governor announced, written by Rep. Evan Goyke, has already been proposed and is pending in the State Assembly. You can find Rep. Goyke’s analysis and plan, called “Inmate 501,” here. A video of the presentation may be found here. Instead of waiting two years, we need to call on Representatives Schraa and Hutton, and the Assembly Corrections Committee, to hold hearings on Assembly Bill 791 (see it here) and move the process forward quickly.

Heroin Highway Lecture Series: Beyond Opoids: Methamphetamines and Tweaking

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Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton

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The Power of Grace: Play and Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2600 E Phillip Ln, Appleton

Power of Grace

A group of women formerly incarcerated in Illinois will share their thoughts and feelings about being incarcerated when a play called “The Power of Grace” is presented by ESTHER-Fox Valley and Fox Cities EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing). The presentation is supported by a Bright Idea Fund grant from the Community Foundation and will be follow by a panel discussion.

The short theatrical piece was created from poetry written by the women. The script communicates the story of incarcerated women to the general public in order to break down stereotypes and encourage awareness regarding the U.S. criminal justice system. Presented from the prisoner’s point of view, the play is a window into the personal experience of incarceration, and represents a ritual of self-liberation.

Alternative Courts Education Forum

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Judge John Des JardinsBernie VetroneJudge John Des Jardins and Treatment Services Director Bernie Vetrone will describe ongoing work leading towards a system-wide, evidence-based approach to evaluation, treatment, and incarceration of criminal defendants in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm
Appleton Public Library, Room C

Outagamie County is one of eighteen counties in the nation chosen to participate in this National Institute of Corrections-sponsored project.

Read more about the project in this article from the Post Crescent of March 23, 2015.

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