Governor’s Office to Announce Partnership with Youth First, Inc. to Combat Indiana’s Opioid Epidemic


Jim McClelland, the Governor’s Director of Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement, will announce a partnership with Youth First, Inc. during a series of news conferences on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

Youth First places Master’s level social workers and prevention programs in schools to reduce and delay substance use and other risky behaviors.

The news conferences will be held at the following locations:

Date & Time:
  Aug. 29, 11:00 AM CST

Location:  Sharon Elementary School, 7300 Sharon Rd., Newburgh, IN

Directions:  Park in the school’s main entrance lot on Sharon Rd. The news conference will take place in Room 148. All guests and media need to check in at the main office to be directed to Room 148.

Date & Time:  Aug. 29, 2:15 PM EST

Location:  North Daviess Jr.-Sr. High School, 5494 E State Rd 58, Elnora, IN

Directions:  Park in front of the Jr.-Sr. High and enter Door 2.  An officer will be there for admittance. The news conference will take place in the library (across from the main office).

Date & Time:  Aug. 29, 4:00 PM EST

Location:  Bell Intermediate Academy, 1459 E Columbus St., Martinsville, IN

Directions:  The news conference will take place in the Media Center. Please check in at the office. You may park in front of the school or nearby.  The school located next to Bell, Smith Fine Arts Academy, begins their dismissal of students at 3:40 pm, which may cause congestion in the parking lot. Please be mindful of students.

The media is invited to attend at any of the above locations.


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