Ohio’s Attorney General Mike DeWine, Senate President Keith Faber, and House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger announced on August 11 that they were forming the Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education. This committee was formed to examine how successful educating students in Ohio schools about preventing drug use is. Following their examination, the committee will recommend alternative options for how drug education should be implemented across all grade levels in schools across the state.
Attorney General DeWine had this to say on the formation of the new committee:
<blockquote> “Ohio is facing the worst drug epidemic that I've seen in my lifetime. We need to change how we think about drugs and talk about drugs, and we need to start this culture change with Ohio's children. Through the work of this committee, we hope to identify strategies that schools can use to provide comprehensive, age-appropriate drug use prevention education across all grade levels to help prevent future addiction.” </blockquote>
The committee plans to figure out how schools are currently educating students on drug prevention, which schools are in need of assistance with their programs, and what the best way to expand these programs to properly educate children across all grade levels. The committee will release a report on their recommendations and findings and once the study is complete.
At Koffel Brininger Nesbitt, we understand just how difficult it can be to watch a child struggle with addiction, which is why we created our Preventative Law practice. This practice group works with the parents of children struggling with addiction by providing them with drug court principles to use at home. The group is led by Retired Judge Scott VanDerKarr, a former Franklin County Municipal Court Judge who retired after 20 years of service.
For more information on Koffel Brininger Nesbitt’s Preventative Law practice, call us today at (614) 675-4845 or contact us through the form on our website.