Opioid Crisis

Businesses Working to Give Kentuckians Second Chances

Aubrey Vaughan Travis | February 26, 2020
There is a promising cultural shift across the business community in Kentucky to hire those needing a second chance after re-entering the workforce. Read more

America and Drug Abuse: Was Richard Nixon On To Something?

Julie Warren | February 21, 2020
President Richard Nixon originated the idea of a “war on drugs” in a 1971 letter to Congress (at least that is the widely accepted view). His declaration of “war”…

Penny Nance: We must do more to help mothers who are incarcerated — Here’s how

Right on Crime | May 13, 2018
This article by Concerned Women for America CEO and Right on Crime Signatory Penny Nance originally appeared in Fox News May 12th, 2018.   As both a president of…

Drug Courts Cut Crime and Costs

Katie Greer | January 4, 2018
2017 marked a turning point for the United States. When President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, the federal government recognized what states such as Kentucky were…

To the People Dying from the Opioid Epidemic, Drugs aren’t the Problem — They’re the Solution

Right on Crime | November 13, 2017
This article by Right on Crime Signatory and Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Public Policy at Prison Fellowship, Craig DeRoche, originally appeared in Fox News, November 12th, 2017.…

Women Suffering Opioid Addiction Experience Long Wait for Treatment

Julie Warren | November 8, 2017
The Tennessean recently published an article that highlighted “one unexpected effect of Tennessee’s opioid crisis”: women suffering from addiction are serving longer jail terms than their male counterparts—six months…

Let’s Prevent a Crisis

Thomas Lyons | October 31, 2017
With President Trump’s announcement declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, policymakers should start considering how to respond more rapidly to prevent epidemics from developing.  The vast expense…

Opioid Crisis Correctly Identified as Health Emergency

Right on Crime | October 26, 2017
Austin, TX— Right on Crime, the national conservative criminal justice reform organization, today praised the Trump administration’s decision to declare the United States’ severe opioid crisis a “national health…

Tennessee’s House of Representatives Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse

Julie Warren | October 17, 2017
This year, the Tennessee House of Representatives convened the House Task Force on Opioid and Prescription Abuse.  The task force recently made public its recommendations. I want to start…

Drug Courts Continue to Expand

Thomas Lyons | October 9, 2017
Sauk County Circuit Court recently held a celebration for the first three people to successfully graduate from their drug court as reported by Channel 3000.  Three participants engaged in…

Drug Courts: Working Since 1989

Julie Warren | September 22, 2017
Drug courts burst onto the scene when the Eleventh Judicial District of Florida created the Miami-Dade County Drug Court in 1989. Since its inception, “thousands of people have taken…

Did Richard Nixon Give Us the Winning Strategy to Win the Opioid Epidemic?

Julie Warren | September 8, 2017
Currently, I’m working on an article for the University of Memphis Law Review, wherein I seek to define opioid abuse as primarily a public health crisis to which the…
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