Southern Indiana Employers are invited to a lunch presentation on how Second Chance Systems benefit businesses, individuals and the community

Shelley Jackson, partner with Krieg Devault LLP, will present and explain national and state-level programs and policies to support businesses in building solutions to the epidemic of opioids and other toxic drugs in their workplace and community.

Adopting a second-chance system can be a wise and financially sound business decision for an employer. At the same time, it provides an opportunity for individuals to gain or retain the employment they need as part of their recovery effort and become contributing members of the community.

The presentation will take place:  February 8, 2023,  11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Fetter Training Center, 1613 E.10th  Jeffersonville, IN.  Parking is available on-site.

A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required by February 3 for the free event. Please email: clarkincares@gmail.com to reserve a seat at this informative session.

This special presentation is part of Drug Facts Week 2023 in Partnership with Clark County CARES, One Southern Indiana, Wellness Council of Indiana and Southern Indiana Works/Work One.

Clark County CARES, a coalition of family members, law enforcement, judicial system, service providers and people in recovery began in 2015 as a grassroots initiative to tackle the county’s substance abuse problem.  This year marks the 8th Drug Facts Week for the organization.

Contact Persons:

Carolyn King clarkincares@gmail.com
Carrie Baylor  Carrie.Baylor@salemcommunications.com


Other events during Drug Facts Week 2023 – February 6-11, 2023

Monday, February 6, 6 PM.

Annual report to the Community about THE MISUSE OF SUBSTANCES IN CLARK COUNTY.   Moderated by Judge Brad Jacobs.

A panel of community leaders will report on the state of substance misuse and new programs available. Dr. Eric Yazel, Chief Ken Kavanaugh, Barbara Anderson, Dr. Beth Keeney, LifeSpring Health Services and others.

Location:   St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. 321 E. Market St. Jeffersonville, IN   (live streamed)


Tuesday, February 7, 6:00-7:30 PM. Understanding Promising Programs with Law Enforcement and Legal Systems encountering people with SUD.    

Facilitated by Phil Stucky, Thrive; Judge Jacobs

Learn about new and promising programs in the state and in Clark County: Brandon George; (President, Indiana Issues Coalition, VP of MHA); Jayme Whitaker,( VP of IN Forensic Services, MHA); Doug Huntsinger (IN Director for Drug Prevention and Treatment); Attorney, Andrew Adams and local Judicial Programs.

Location:  Jeffersonville Police Dept. 2218 E, 10th St. Jeffersonville, IN (live streamed)


Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 AM-1 PM.  Second Chance Employment:

Establishing a Drug-Free and Felony Friendly Workplace

This presentation will describe how national and state “Second Chance” programs and policies benefit not only the employee, but the employer who hires people with drug and felony histories.

Box Lunch provided.

RESERVATION REQUIRED:   Please email clarkincares@gmail.com  to RSVP by Feb.3

Location:      Fetter Training Center, 1613 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN


Thursday, (1)  Feb. 9, 12:00 to 2:30 PM.  Keynote Speaker: Author, Beth Macy     

Award-winning author of Dopesick, the book and Hulu series, Beth Macy will present her findings on what she describes as: “hope, justice, and the future of America’s overdose crisis” chronicled in her latest book Raising Lazarus.    A book signing will follow the presentation. A light lunch is provided.


Email: clarkincares@gmail.com

Location:      Fetter Training Center, 1613 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN


Thursday (2) February 9, 6 PM.

Annual Dinner: Speaker Jay Chaudhary,

Director of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, will present the Behavioral Health Commission Report and describe changes this will bring for community mental health services.  A question and answer session with legislators and community providers will follow his report.

Dinner will be served.

RESERVATION REQUIRED Email:  clarkincares@gmail.com

Location:  Clark Memorial Hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave.  Jeffersonville, IN  (live streamed)


Friday,  February 10, 6 PM.

Movie Screening: “The Addicts Wake”

This award-winning film “will strike a chord for those in recovery and the people who care for them”. Filmed in Indiana, a panel discussion will follow the screening.

Location: To Be Announced


Saturday (1)   Feb. 11, 10 AM-1 PM.  

What’s Happening in Clark County? Family Fun In February!

A family-centered, prevention-oriented day of activities for children with door prizes, free food, games and information about positive programs for children in Clark County.

Location: Spring Hill EnVision Center
1423 Bates-Bowyer Ave.,  Jeffersonville, IN


Saturday (2)  February 11, 6:00 PM.  

Candlelight vigil at the Big Four Bridge

To remember friends and family members lost and suffering from Addiction.

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