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PTACC Conversations With the Field

Wednesday, December 9th
1-2:30pm ET

Taking it to the Streets: Treatment, Housing, & Recovery During COVID
Registration is FREE and open to all in the field of defection!

The Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC) invites you to the second in a series of “Conversations with the Field." This Wednesday's program will feature the latest information from the Treatment, Housing, and Recovery strategy areas. The 90-minute discussion will examine the current COVID-19 landscape with respect to its impact on justice deflection systems at a community level.

The panel of nationally recognized experts from law enforcement, behavioral treatment, and recovery services will discuss
challenges in community recovery support systems that have been impacted by COVID, as well as potential solutions at a policy and funding level. Additionally, the panel will discuss the evolution in national policy from a focus on abstinence as a treatment philosophy to
recovery services, their impact on deflection, and the systems that support deflection.

Share the flyer with your colleagues and invite them to attend! 

  • Leslie Balonick, President of Balonick & Associates, Vice President of PTACC
  • Dr. Bob Lynn, EdD, Consultant, Clinician, and Scholar of addiction treatment. 
  • Melissa O’Mara, JD., Assistant Prosecutor, Burlington County (NJ) Prosecutor's Office
  • Dr. Rashad Saafir, President & CEO, Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Mental Health Center & Westside Community Triage & Wellness Center, PTACC Executive Committee Member
  • Dr. Steve Valle, ScD, MBA, President and CEO, AdCare Criminal Justice Services, PTACC Executive Committee Member
  • Moderated by Andrew Sidoli, MSW, MBA, C4 Recovery Consulting
This conversation session is for those who work in deflection programs and in the field at large, and who would like to better understand the impacts of racial disparities in the justice and treatment systems, and work on solutions for resolving those disparities through deflection.

To register you will need to create a free FRN account. FRN is a PTACC partner that is hosting the “Conversations with the Field” series.

Once you have an account, go to the sessions page and add the PTACC conversation to your agenda.


Hosted by the Treatment, Housing, and Recovery Strategy Area CDE meets monthly and provides information, training, and networking to assist in enhancing diversity and equity across deflection programs.

Join us again for another Conversation, January 19th, from PTACC's Public Safety Strategy Area.
Check It Out! The PTACC National Pre-Arrest Diversion Resource Website.
PTACC is the NATIONAL voice of the pre-arrest diversion field and provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and education to facilitate the growth and practice of deflection and pre-arrest diversion across the United States.
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