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Why Drugs Matter:

The Impact of Drug Policy on Connecticut's Economy


 

Conference Highlights 

 

Historical Overview of Drug Laws By Susan Pease, Ph.D

Hartford's $42 Million Drug Habit by Robert Painter, M.D

The War on Drugs: Violence and Trauma By David Shapiro, M.D

Audience Discussion Part I

Audience Discussion Part II

Drug Policy Reform: Legislation and Implementation By Attorney David D. Biklen

Social and Political Barriers to Effective Drug Treatment in Prisons By Doug Bruce, M.D, M.A, M.Sc.

 

 


 Event Outline and Schedule


 

 

A Forum with Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidates

March 18, 2010
Alumni Hall, Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT

 

Purpose: To promote discussion and understanding among policy makers and stakeholders regarding the cost and effectiveness of current and potential drug policy in Connecticut.

2:00 - 2:05   Welcome

2:05 - 2:20   Historical Overview of Drug Laws - Susan Pease, Ph.D, Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts and Sciences: Central Connecticut State University

 

Section One
Current Policies: The Economic & Human Costs

2:20 - 2:30   Hartford’s $42 Million Drug Habit - Robert Painter, M.D, Policy Analyst, Central Connecticut State University.

 

2:30 - 2:40   The War on Drugs: Violence and Trauma - David Shapiro, M.D, Associate Director of Trauma and Critical Care, St. Francis Hospital

 

Candidate Discussion - Opportunity for candidates to respond to presentations

Audience questions pertaining to section one are collected and given to moderator

 

Section Two
Alternative Approaches: Possibilities & Barriers

3:20 - 3:30   Advancing Drug Policy Reform: Legislation and Implementation - Attorney David D. Biklen, Former Executive Director of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission

3:30 - 3:40   Social and Political Barriers to Effective Drug Treatment in Prisons - Doug Bruce, M.D, M.A, M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine

Candidate Discussion - Opportunity for candidates to respond to presentations.

Audience questions pertaining to section two are collected and given to moderator

4:25 - 4:50   Audience Question and Answer Session - Submitted audience questions will be asked by Moderator

4:50 - 5:00   Closing Remarks - Andrew Clark, Director, Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (CCSU)

 

Sponsored by: The Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (CCSU), School of Arts and Sciences (CCSU), The William A. O’Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy & Practical Politics (CCSU)

Please Note: Agenda is subject to change

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