Our country is experiencing a national reckoning with criminal justice and the war on drugs. Join us for a panel discussion on novel approaches to addressing overdose prevention, treatment and recovery within criminal justice.

Presenters

Shakyra Diaz

Managing Director of Partnerships / Ohio State Director

Alliance for Safety and Justice

Shakyra is a strategist with extensive public policy and organizing experience grounded in authentic coalition building.

Shakyra joined the Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) in 2016 as the Regional Director for the Midwest region, where she provided leadership for advocacy campaigns in the Midwest, resulting in criminal justice reforms…

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Kris Nyrop

Public Health and Public Safety Consultant

  • former National Support Director and Director of Harm Reduction Practices, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program, Public Defender Association , Seattle, WA

Kris is an independent consultant specializing in the intersection of public health and public safety and addressing racial and other disparities in the criminal legal system. From 2009 to 2019 he worked at the Public Defender Association (PDA) in Seattle where he was part of the team that designed and…

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Mollie Olson, MS, MSW, LCSW

Medical Social Worker

Custody Health Services, Santa Clara County

Santa Clara, CA

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Marce Abare

Medical Director, Reentry Mobile Medical Unit, Valley Homeless Healthcare Program

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Santa Clara, CA

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Moderator

Carmen Rita Nevarez, MD, MPH

Sr. Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

  • Director, Center for Health Leadership and Practice, Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA

Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, is PHI's Senior Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor and the Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice. A long-standing voice for the public's health, Nevarez is responsible for developing relationships with health and public health organizations and interests, advocating for…

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