Will County Juvenile Justice Council invites educators, law enforcement to attend presentation on the heroin epidemic

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow invites law enforcement representatives, educators, township officials and juvenile justice professionals to a free presentation to address the epidemic of heroin use across the nation and in Will County. 

The free presentation is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Fourth Floor Probation Training Room at the Will County Court Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet. The session is hosted by the Will County Juvenile Justice Council. State’s Attorney Glasgow is the chairman of the council.

A panel of experts will discuss the trends relating to the use of this potent and dangerous illegal drug by today’s youth.

  • Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil will present on the topic of death investigations, including an overview of the rising numbers of heroin-related deaths in Will County since 1999.
  • Dr. Joseph Troiani, Director of Behavior Health Programs at the Will County Health Department, will present an overview of the use of heroin nationwide, including the origins, impacts and effects of the drug.
  • David Sutor from Rosecrance Treatment Center will talk about the methods used in the treatment of and recovery from drug addictions.
  • In addition, a representative from the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad will discuss what law enforcement measures are being taken to stop the use and distribution of heroin

There will be a question and answer session following the presentations.

To register for this free training, call the Director of Crime Prevention Programs for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, at (815) 727-8742 by Nov. 9.