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Community Outreach

The U.S. Attorney’s Office engages in a number of community outreach opportunities in order to establish an ongoing dialogue with the public we serve. By providing speakers, organizing and attending meetings, and planning or participating in specialized programs and events, we are better able to address the public safety concerns of those we serve while enhancing community trust.

 

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Opioid and prescription drug abuse have become America's fastest-growing drug problem. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and the most common drugs involved in prescription opioid overdose deaths include Methadone, OxyContin, and Vicodin. Misuse and abuse are also potential dangers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), everyday, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids.

 

Featured Video: Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict

Chasing the Dragon

 

2016 National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

Law Enforcement Coordinator Matthew Wilson assisted the DEA in giving a presentation to local area 8th graders at Sig Rogich Middle School on the dangers of heroin and opioids during National Heroin and Opioid week.

 

IDENTITY THEFT

The Federal Trade Commission's website (https://www.identitytheft.gov/) is the federal government's one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process. Visit http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources.

 

Health Care Identity Theft. Learn how to protect yourself from health care identity theft.

Senior Identity Theft. Seniors are victims of identity theft every four minutes. This video teaches how to protect them.

Child Identity Theft. Learn how to protect your child from identity theft.

 

Updated February 10, 2017