Combating the Opioid Epidemic How Civil Legal Aid Helps Those Affected by the Opioid Crisis

WEBINAR

Recorded Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:00 pm.
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Across the country, communities are struggling to respond to the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has reported that more than 2.1 million are experiencing opioid use disorder. When we consider those in recovery and their extended family members, more than 11 million Americans are affected by the opioid crisis. Civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis by helping to secure housing and health care, ensure children are cared for, escape domestic violence, and remove barriers to employment.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded grants to civil legal aid programs in Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia to launch projects that provide legal assistance to children and their caregivers who are affected by the opioid crisis.

Watch the Replay to learn about:

– How civil legal aid helps those affected by the opioid crisis
– New projects and collaborations in Ohio and West Virginia to connect children and their caregivers with legal help
– Federal funding that provides opportunities to collaborate to address the opioid crisis, including OVC’s “Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis” and SAMHSA’s “State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis” grants

Speakers:

Elizabeth Wehner, Legal Aid of West Virginia

Karen Lash, Justice in Government Project

Radhika Singh, National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Stephanie Harris, Ohio State Legal Services Association

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For more resources about the Opioid Crisis and materials related to this webinar, please visit: NLADA.org

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