Posted by: John_Hamilton on 04/18/2012 08:48 PM
Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 04/19/2012 08:56 AM
Expires: 01/01/2017 12:00 AM
Community Meth and Crime Awareness Event 5:30pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2012,
San Andreas, CA....Community members interested and concerned about meth-related crime in our area are invited to a free presentation by award-winning journalist Scott Thomas Anderson, author of the new book Shadow People: how meth-driven crime is eating at the heart of rural America, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 , 5:30-6:30pm (plus time for questions) in the Multipurpose Room at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp. Refreshments will be served....
Bret Harte High School, the Calaveras County Office of Education, Calaveras Behavioral Health Services, Prevent Child Abuse Council Calaveras, and the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention are coming together to host the event to increase public awareness of local meth-related crime and what we can all do to stop it.
Between April 2010 and November 2011, Mr. Anderson spent 18 months as an embedded reporter with rural county law enforcement agencies, including the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department, the Jackson Police Department and the Amador County Sheriff's Office. He also traveled to small towns across the United States to study the scope of the nation's meth epidemic. His talk will focus on the connection between meth, property crime, violence and child abuse in Calaveras County. Mr. Anderson will be joined for this presentation by Calaveras Sheriff's Detective Josh Crabtree and Calaveras Sheriff's Deputy Josh Shemensky, two of the officers whose law enforcement efforts are documented in the book , and by David Sackman, deputy director of Calaveras County Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Services.
For more information about this event, the public may contact Kathryn Eustis, Calaveras County Office of Education, at 29-736-6092.