MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is holding a special forum, “Opioid Crisis: A Community Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” on Wednesday, August 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Rockaway Township. Register here .

Super Bowl champion and world-class athlete, Vance Johnson, will deliver the keynote address during this free event. He is currently an advocate for addiction recovery for athletes post-career.

The forum is being held by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in accordance with a state attorney general’s directive. Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp will speak at the event along with event host Pastor David Ireland of Christ Church. The prosecutor also will moderate a panel discussion featuring invited experts.

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Also featured at the event will be Morris County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury, who will present his “Opiates 101” program, which explains the heroin and opioid epidemic, and the strategy by the prosecutor’s office to effectively deal with it.

Following the two presentations, there will be a panel discussion featuring Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Pastor Ireland, Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Liu, Barbara Kauffman of Morris CARES and Jim Curtin of Daytop. The panel will share differing perspectives on the heroin and opioid epidemic, and discuss how each respective group is working to make a difference in Morris County.