Sandusky County Assistant Prosecutor and Democratic Candidate for Ottawa County Common Pleas Court Judge, Lorrain Croy, attended Ohio’s Judicial Symposium on Opiate Addiction Monday in Columbus. Croy participated along with her colleagues from the Sandusky County Courts.
Law enforcement and judicial officials from eighty-three counties participated in the full day training. The event fostered an exchange of ideas of the most promising judicial practices and options for addicts including medication-assisted treatment.
The symposium was a joint effort between Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Office of Criminal Justice Services, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities. By understanding the dynamics of addiction and available intervention tools and resources that are now available through Medicaid expansion, local officials have options to intervene with the opioid addicted population.
Lorrain Croy is pictured with Gary Mohr, The Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, one of the prominent speakers at the Symposium.