Houston-Harris County Regional Drug Summit: The Urgency of Now

The City of Houston will join the Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy and the James A Baker III Institute of Public Policy at Rice University in presenting the Houston-Harris County Regional Drug Summit. The purpose of the summit is to bring together key community stakeholders as well as elected and appointed officials to develop a comprehensive five-year strategic action plan that will address substance abuse and related issues throughout the Houston-Harris County region. 

The summit will focus on four principle domains: prevention services, treatment and recovery management, criminal justice and law enforcement, and data collection and sharing. 

For more information regarding the regional drug summit, please contact Ray Andrews at ray.andrews@CityofHouston.net or Peter Messiah at messiah@houstonisd.org, or call 832-393-0972.

 
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Group(s): Drug Policy
Speaker William Martin
William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Rice University. His areas of research and writing at the Baker Institute focus on two major sets of issues: 1) the political ...

William Martin, Ph.D., is the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the Baker Institute and the Chavanne Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Rice University. His areas of research and writing at the Baker Institute focus on two major sets of issues: 1) the political implications of religion, particularly fundamentalist religions and the importance of the separation of religion and government, or “church and state”; and 2) ways to reduce the harms associated with both drug abuse and drug policy. His articles, most of which deal with aspects of religion, have appeared in such publications as Texas Monthly, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and Esquire, as well as in professional journals. His book “A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story” is regarded as the authoritative biography of Billy Graham. An updated edition of his 1996 book “With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America,” the companion volume to a six-hour documentary PBS miniseries of the same name, was reissued in June 2005 by Broadway Books. He is a frequent guest on national and local news and discussion programs. During his 44 years at Rice, Martin has received numerous teaching awards, including a Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching. Martin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969.


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Tue, Oct. 28 - Wed, Oct. 29, 2008
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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