PLAINFIELD – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and retired Chicago Police Captain John Roberts from HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) will discuss the community response to the growing problem of heroin use and drug overdose deaths at a communitywide forum on April 25 at Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th Street in Plainfield.
This event will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. There is no charge and the forum is open to all District 202-area students and parents.
District 202 has worked with State’s Attorney Glasgow’s office several times in recent years to highlight community concerns including drinking and driving and Internet safety.
State’s Attorney Glasgow and Captain Roberts, who lost his son to a heroin overdose, will be joined in their presentation by Dr. Joseph Troiani, director of the Will County Health Department’s Mental Health Division. Dr. Troiani will present on behalf of Will County Executive Larry Walsh, who was instrumental in establishing HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions).
In addition, a recovering heroin addict from the Will County Drug Court program will talk about struggling to break an addiction.
Will County Drug Court and Joliet Elk’s Lodge #296 also will provide resource materials and information about drug prevention programs. For more information, call Plainfield North High School Catalyst director Julie Adelmann at (815) 609-8506 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.