ATLANTIC CITY NJ (November 2018)(CNBNewsnet)Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. attended the New Jersey League of Municipalities Convention to present resources available to municipalities fighting the opioid epidemic.
“From partnering with law enforcement to placing licensed drug and alcohol counselors in every municipal courtroom, Camden County has been focused on prevention and treatment,” Cappelli said. “We know that no one is immune to opioid use disorder so we need to use every resource we can to effectively battle this epidemic.”
Cappelli’s presentation highlighted the lead role the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force has taken to create opportunities and partnerships with Camden County’s 37 municipalities to address the opioid epidemic. In 2014, the Freeholder Board created the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force comprised of educational leaders, law enforcement, public health professionals, healthcare institutions, religious affiliates and non-profit entities. The Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force has received both regional and national attention for its work in addressing this on-going public health crisis.