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2014

And the winner is…Public Safety

In 2014, District Attorneys supported initiatives that will better protect children and combat drug addiction Harrisburg, PA – New measures to combat drug abuse and protections for children are among a long list of measures the Pennsylvania District Attorney Association tackled in 2014 to improve public safety and the criminal justice system. “The issue of public safety has been front and center

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Capital BlueCross, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association to announce initiative to provide municipal police with lifesaving drug

WHAT: Capital BlueCross, joined by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, will announce an initiative to enable municipal police departments in Capital BlueCross’ 21-county service area to purchase and carry naloxone, a prescription drug that can help save the life of a person who has overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin. WHEN: Monday, Dec. 22, 10-10:30 a.m. WHERE: Public Safety Building, 1900 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA

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Capital BlueCross, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association to announce initiative to provide municipal police with lifesaving drug

WHAT: Capital BlueCross, joined by the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, will announce an initiative to enable municipal police departments in Capital BlueCross’ 21-county service area to purchase and carry naloxone, a prescription drug that can help save the life of a person who has overdosed on prescription painkillers or heroin. WHEN: Monday, Dec. 22, 2:30-3 p.m. WHERE: Whitehall Twp. Public Works Building, 3219 McArthur

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Enhanced Rx Drug Database Will Save Lives

District Attorneys thank Governor Corbett for signing measure to fight back against Rx and heroin abuse Harrisburg, PA – After Governor Tom Corbett signed S.B. 1180 (Vance, R-Cumberland) into law today, Pennsylvania went from having the second weakest prescription drug monitoring programs in the nation to one of the strongest. Considered one of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association’s (PDAA) top legislative

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PDAA Launches Best Practices Committee

Prosecutors from 8 states gather for professional development summit to advance evolving criminal justice practices and procedures HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania’s District Attorneys Association today announced the formation of the Pennsylvania Best Practices Committee, which will serve as a collaborative, non-partisan network to identify best practices, research and legal methods to assist in the proper and just evolution of the criminal

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PA District Attorneys Hail Rx Drug Database Legislation

Urge Governor Corbett to sign lifesaving measure to fight back against Rx and heroin abuse Harrisburg, PA –Legislation passed today and is headed to the governor’s desk to help health care professionals and law enforcement fight back against the scourge of prescription drug and heroin abuse in Pennsylvania. Once enacted, S.B. 1180 (Vance, R-Cumberland) will move Pennsylvania from having the second

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PDAA Heroin Testimony, John T. Adams

My name is John T. Adams. I am the District Attorney of Berks County. I have been involved in the Criminal Justice System for almost 30 years serving as a Probation Officer, Assistant District Attorney, Defense Attorney and now District Attorney. First of all, thank you for giving me this opportunity to address this panel in regard to the heroin crisis

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Pennsylvania District Attorney Association Elects New Officers

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its newly elected officers for the 2014-2015 business year. The election took place during the association’s annual business meeting. The new officers are: President: Hon. D. Peter Johnson, Union County District Attorney Vice President: Hon. Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County District Attorney Secretary-Treasurer: Hon. David Arnold, Lebanon County District Attorney “The Pennsylvania District Attorneys

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New Officers Elected to Lead PA Law Enforcement Education and Training

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner has been elected president to lead the organization during the 2014-2015 business year. The new officers are: President: Hon. Shawn C. Wagner, Adams County District Attorney Vice President: Hon. David Freed, Cumberland County District Attorney Secretary-Treasurer: D. Peter Johnson, Union County District Attorney PDAI is the

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Prescription Drug Abuse Legislation Will Reduce Addiction and Save Lives

Wilkinsburg, PA – At a rehabilitation center just outside of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association today called upon the legislature to enact legislation that would have a significant impact on Pennsylvania’s prescription drug and heroin crisis. A floor vote in the Senate on Senate Bill 1180 to enhance the state’s prescription drug monitoring program could come as early as

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