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KU to Host Opioid Crisis Panel Feb. 19

Feb. 5, 2019

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Department of Criminal Justice will host an "Opioid Crisis Panel" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the McFarland Student Union Building's Alumni Auditorium. The panel will be presented by Raphael M. Barishansky, deputy secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection at Pennsylvania Department of Health; Jeffrey Poch, executive director at Safe Harbor Easton; and L. James Thomas, sergeant at Lower Windsor Township Police Department.

Barishansky, Poch, and Thomas will share professional and personal stories about the pervasive and far-reaching implications of opioid use, addiction and recovery drawing from individual, health and legal perspectives.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kadee L. Crandall, assistant professor of criminal justice, at with questions.