Bridging the Gap: Opiates vs. Crack

The Greater Cleveland Drug Court held its first Community Symposium of the year, "Bridging the Gap: Opiates vs. Crack" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Imani Temple Ministries in Cleveland Heights.  Approximately 175 attended the panel discussion which focused on the effect crack-cocaine has on our communities as well as on family life. 

With the rise of heroin use, national attention to crack-cocaine is non-existent even though this drug continues to be a major problem.  Click "Drug Court Symposium Draws Crowd to Discuss Crack Addiction in Opiate-Focused Times" for coverage of this event on

Resources for assistance were provided including the services and programs available through the Greater Cleveland Drug Court. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.

Judge Lauren Moore, Cleveland Municipal Court, Greater Cleveland Drug Court Judge
Judge Jimmy L. Jackson, Jr., Cleveland Municipal Court
Judge Joan C. Synenberg, Recovery Court Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
Margaret Baughman, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University
Anita Bradley, Founder and Executive Dir., Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA)
Wallace Green, LICDC, Probation Officer, Greater Cleveland Drug Court
Daryl Jackson, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, Greater Cleveland Drug Court
Martina Moore, Ph.D., President & CEO, Moore Counseling & Mediation Services
Antonio Nicholson, Esq., Assistant Cuyahoga County Public Defender
Michael O’Malley, Esq., Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
Rev. Dr. Rodney S. Thomas, Senior Pastor, Imani Temple Ministries 

For more information about the Greater Cleveland Drug Court please contact :

Daryl D. Jackson, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Greater Cleveland Drug Court
(216) 420-8871
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