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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON – The office of Mayor Richard Mavis has announced the details for “Town Hall: Drugs and our Community,” an awareness and prevention collaboration series.

Local leaders in partnership with local law enforcement, members of the judicial system, and area recovery programs will present the series. The programs are an opportunity for the citizens of Mount Vernon and the Knox County area to obtain a first-hand perspective into the drug epidemic and crime trends associated with our community. The series will promote an open dialog with local leaders, first responders and court and recovery personnel to bridge a solution to this vast drug related epidemic.

This four part Town Hall series is free and open to the public. All sessions will be offered at Twin Oak Elementary School at 8888 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio.

For more information about the Town Hall series, please contact the following offices:

Mayor Richard Mavis at 740-393-9517 or mtvmayor @mountvernonohio.org or David Priest, Chief Probation Officer for Mount Vernon Municipal court at 740-393-9555 or [email protected]

Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Drug Awareness and the Local Drug Culture.  Detectives will provide a first-hand look into the drug culture sweeping through our community.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Crime Prevention, Crime Trends (fraud, scams, theft), Neighborhood Watch Programs, Community Safety.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – The Court Perspective and Judicial Process. Through a panel discussion hear a local judicial perspective as it relates to crime, punishment, and addiction recovery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Community Recovery and Addiction Resources.  Learn about recovery services and resources currently available to citizens of Knox County

Each session will include a question and answer session and prescription drug collection point.

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