Roger Williams University College of Arts and Sciences hosted a community forum on opioid and heroin addiction. The discussion, led by United States Attorney Peter Neronha, highlighted community-based services available for individuals battling addiction and their families. A statewide peer-to-peer program offering 24-hour assistance was among the programs highlighted.
November 3, 2016
December 13, 2016
United States Attorney Peter Neronha joined Prevent Opiate Abuse RI, The American Medicine Chest Challenge, City of Providence Healthy Community Office and The Journey to Hope, Health and Healing, Inc. at Vision Evangelica in Providence to discuss combating opiate-based painkillers and heroin addiction.
Updated December 28, 2016
September 23, 2016
President Barack Obama and Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch designated the week of September 19-23, 2016, as National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. In recognition of National Heroin and Opioid Awareness week, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha hosted a series of public discussions and town hall meetings to raise awareness about a public health crisis in Rhode Island of heroin and opioid addiction and overdoses. The discussions reinforced the Department of Justice’s three-fold approach...
Updated October 4, 2016
December 9, 2016
United States Attorney Peter Neronha led a discussion about opioid awareness and making good choices with the 9th grade classes at North Providence High School. Students also viewed the documentary Chasing the Dragon and heard from a local family member who lost their son to addiction.
Updated December 9, 2016
August 10, 2017
U.S. Attorney's Office Photo Street Smarts is back! Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard W. Rose launched his latest Street Smarts program with a presentation at the downtown campus of Roger Williams University to students from four Providence high schools attending a summer program on law and criminal justice. Street Smarts is an interactive anti-violence program for middle and high school students. Since launching the program in 2006, more than 30,000 students have participated in the Street...
Updated August 15, 2017
Updated November 22, 2016