Sheriff Baron Appointed to Opioid Abatement Authority
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:||Media Contact: Jamie Bastas|
|September 9, 2021||
Last week Governor Northam’s administration announced the appointment of Sheriff Baron to the Opioid Abatement Authority. Sheriff Baron’s name was submitted to the Governor’s office by the Virginia Sheriff’s Association for consideration for the position. With this appointment, Sheriff Baron will join ten other individuals from across Virginia to seek out ways to abate the opioid epidemic throughout the Commonwealth.
“I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Opioid Abatement Authority. This mission of the Authority aligns with the goal of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office to make a positive difference in the lives of others. I look forward to working with the team to find ways to eradicate the opioid epidemic and thereby making a difference in lives and communities across Virginia,” stated Sheriff Joe Baron.
The Opioid Abatement Authority was formed to establish criteria and requirements for requests made to the Opioid Abatement Fund, to distribute funds among community service boards to assist in mitigation efforts, and to evaluate the implementation and results of agencies receiving support from the Opioid Abatement Authority.
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