Alameda County District Attorney’s Office Joins Forces With Narcotics Anonymous To Support The 3rd Annual Bay Area Convention
Oakland, August 17, 2023 – The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office proudly announces its support of the upcoming 3rd Annual Bay Area Convention of Narcotics Anonymous and underscores the commitment of the District Attorney’s Office to address the critical issue of drug addiction and its impact on both individuals and communities. The convention will be held at the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, August 17 – 20. Registration is still open.
Narcotics Anonymous, a global fellowship dedicated to helping individuals overcome drug addiction, provides a lifeline for those struggling with substance abuse. This convention serves as a vital platform for attendees to share their experiences, seek support, and embark on a journey toward recovery. The District Attorney’s Office recognizes the profound link between drug abuse and criminal activities and is dedicated to breaking this cycle through collaborative efforts.
“The connection between drug abuse and criminal behavior cannot be ignored,” stated Alameda County District Attorney, Pamela Price. “Addressing addiction head-on is not only a humanitarian endeavor but also a strategic approach to reducing crime rates and making our communities safer.”
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will actively participate in the convention by hosting an informational booth that will serve as a resource hub for attendees seeking governmental resources for addiction and recovery. The DA’s office will also be participating on a panel regarding recovery and professional/governmental resources and supports. Included on the panel will be Mas Morimoto from the DA’s Collaborative Court team, Ebony James, Victim Witness Advocate and Eddie Morris, an Employment Specialist with the DA’s Family Justice Center. The panel takes place on Friday August 18th, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
The 3rd Annual Bay Area Convention of Narcotics Anonymous is an opportunity for individuals, families, and communities to come together and raise awareness about the challenges posed by drug addiction. By providing individuals with the tools and support needed to overcome their addiction, we empower them to regain control over their lives and make positive choices. This, in turn, contributes to a decrease in drug-related crimes and the overall demand for illegal substances.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is proud to stand alongside Narcotics Anonymous in supporting this event, demonstrating a shared commitment to creating a more resilient and safer community for everyone.
## Contact: Public Information Officer Patti Lee, Patti.Lee@acgov.org // 628-249-1288
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The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.