Addiction: What Can We Do About It?

2018 Prison Ministry Conference

"Addiction: What Can We Do About It?" will be the tenth Prison Forum presented by Faith Behind Bars and Beyond.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

from 8:30 AM until approximately 2:00 PM

Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, HartfordCT06103

A representative from the Department of Correction's Addiction Services Unit will be our keynote speaker.

From the DOC's Addiction Services webpage: "The Department's addiction services provide a graduated system of substance abuse treatment programs. The agency's Objective Classification System indicates that 88% of the inmates who come into the system have a substance abuse history that suggests a significant need for some level of substance abuse treatment."

More information about the speaker and the DOC Addiction Services Unit will be available when we receive her biographical sketch.

"What is addiction?", a short video, will be shown. The video will be followed by discussion.

In addition to our speaker and the video, there will be panel discussions with formerly incarcerated people and their families. Q & A sessions will follow each panel discussion. The focus will be on addiction both inside and outside prisons.

Beverages and snacks will be offered throughout the Forum, and a light lunch will be served.

Organizations whose activities are related to addiction, or the criminal justice system, especially prevention, incarceration, and people re-entering society, are encouraged to display information during the Forum! Please contact us to make arrangements for your brochures, et cetera, to be featured.

You may see information about some of the previous Prison Forums here: