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Peter Pisar, a retired Middlesex County Sheriff's officer and Republican Candidate for Sheriff, unveiled "The Pisar Plan" to address the county's critical drug abuse crisis at AR-EX Pharmacy in the Fords section of Woodbridge last month. With him from left to right is Joel Pomales, clinical outreach coordinator and director of advocacy and marketing for SOBA College Recovery in New Brunswick, Dr. Oguz Tok, of Allentown Medical Primary Care, Cream Ridge, John Mincarelli, director of operations and outreach coordinator for Recovery Advocates of America, Inc. (RAA), and Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, who is a candidate for the sixth congressional district.

The 21 County/21 Century Community Policing Project will hold a COVID-19 Town Hall on recovery and addiction services at noon on May 7, moderated by Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.

Featured panelists include Lt. Col. Fritz Frage of the New Jersey State Police; Kelly Levy, deputy attorney general, NJ CARES; Capt. Hector Carter, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office; Trisha Baum, founder of Hand ’n’ Heart, certified recovery specialist; and Robin Shorter, senior director of Community Engagement, Integrity House.

Topics will include law enforcement’s response to opioid addiction and the availability of recovery and addiction services through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4471310675952441614?fbclid=IwAR1yl5IwkYO-sMs-SZ5Dd2pQKlfYk1IFC-rK5bxaqqc7c_1ytjL4PgRQxrg

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