Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy to Highlight New Phoenix Law Enforcement Initiatives to Address Drug Use

April 25, 2017

 

Acting Director Baum, state and local leaders will talk about new law enforcement efforts to get people with addictive disorders the help they need
 
PHOENIX - On Wednesday, April 26, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Richard Baum will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, and join state and local leaders to publicly announce the new PAARI (Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative) Angel Initiative at the Phoenix Police Department. Over the last few months, the Maryvale Estrella Mountain Precinct has implemented a pilot project to expand access to treatment for people with substance use disorders.
 
While in Phoenix, Acting Director Baum will hold a series of National Drug Control Strategy consultation meetings with Arizona prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement leaders. He will also meet with Governor Doug Ducey to talk about Arizona efforts to address drug use and its consequences.
 
Media must RSVP here: MediaInquiry@ondcp.eop.gov.
 
WHAT: Arizona Angel Initiative Press Conference
 
WHO: Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy
Debbie Moak, Director, Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family
Sean P. Connolly, Commander, Violent Crimes Bureau, Phoenix PD
Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney
Participants in the Angel Initiative program
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. MST
 
WHERE: Arizona State Treasurer's Conference Room
1700 W. Washington Street, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85007
 
Media must RSVP here: MediaInquiry@ondcp.eop.gov.