Friday, May 14, 2010

Drug Czar in Red Hook


This morning, the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske visited the Red Hook Community Justice Center. It was a short visit, but an inspiring one. Kerlikowske was in town as part of his effort to promote the President's new national drug control policy, which was released earlier this week. The strategy explicitly mentions Red Hook and community courts as an innovative approach to fighting substance abuse. Kerlikowske spoke about the need for more projects like Red Hook capable of bridging the worlds of treatment and prevention and law enforcement. Here's a link to the official blog from his office which talks about the visit.