The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding How America’s Deadly Addiction Affects our Community - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding How America’s Deadly Addiction Affects our Community

  • DATE: 10/23/2018
  • TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS
    345 Montgomery Avenue
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Join JFCS and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for a panel discussion on the opioid epidemic. Take a closer look at policies, resources, and the latest data about the opioid epidemic on the national, state, and community level. (Scroll to bottom to register) Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General  Josh Shapiro serves as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General to combat crime, uphold individual rights and protect consumers. Throughout his career as a public servant, Josh has risen above politics and taken on the status quo to protect Pennsylvanians. One of his top priorities is directing an aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic, including treatment for those suffering from addiction. Josh’s work has earned him a national reputation as a rising progressive leader and bipartisan consensus builder.

Josh’s work has earned him a national reputation as a rising progressive leader and bipartisan consensus builder.


The Attorney General will be joined on the panel by:

Kevin Steele, District Attorney of Montgomery County, PA Kevin R. Steele was sworn in as the elected District Attorney of Montgomery County on January 4, 2016. As District Attorney, Steele seeks justice for victims of crime and prosecutes those who commit crimes. Steele leads an office of prosecutors and detectives who together investigate and prosecute more than 10,000 adult and juvenile criminal cases annually, with a 98% conviction rate. His priorities are attacking the heroin-opioid-fentanyl epidemic on multiple fronts, implementing a concerted effort in Pottstown through a dedicated Community Prosecution Unit and providing needed support to law enforcement throughout the county. Steele has been serving the people of Montgomery County since joining the District Attorney’s Office in 1995. Before becoming District Attorney, Steele served for eight years as the First Assistant District Attorney, as the Chief of Trials Division and the Captain of the Narcotics Unit. DA Steele became a prosecutor in 1992 when he was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney in Dauphin County, Pa., where he worked for three years. He has also previously worked for the Department of Justice in Wilmington, Del.; the Office of the United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C.; and United States Secret Service in Washington, D.C. During his prosecutorial career, Steele has been sworn as a Special Deputy Attorney General and a Special Assistant District Attorney in Adams County. He has successfully prosecuted first-degree murder cases in Montgomery, Dauphin and Adams counties.

Kelly Canally-Brown, Director Of Programs and Services Family Services of Montgomery County, PA Kelly Brown, Director of Programs and Services at Family Services in Montgomery County, PA, has worked in the area of child welfare and prevention for over twenty-four years. Ms. Brown possesses a Master’s degree in Law and Social Policy and a Master’s degree in Social Services from Bryn Mawr College as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. In her twenty-four years at Family Services Kelly has participated in and manages numerous partnerships and collaborative projects including Norristown Area Communities That Care, Cheltenham CTC, Pottstown Family Center, Montgomery County Truancy Abatement Initiative, and the Norristown Violence Prevention Initiative. Kelly has extensive experience implementing and managing national model, evidence-based programs including SFP 10-14, Triple P, Life Skills Training, Guiding Good Choices, SFP 10-14, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, Parents As Teachers, OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP), Say It Straight (SIS), etc.


The Opioid Epidemic: Understanding America’s Deadly Addiction is the kick off event for the 2018-2019 JFCS Addressing Addiction Program Series.

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