The City of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Juvenile Intervention Team (J-Team) are inviting residents to an interactive drug awareness workshop titled “Drugs are Deadly” tomorrow, August 13, at 6 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center.
The workshop will address important issues relating to drugs including:
- How drugs affect youth in Santa Clarita
- How easy it is to hide drugs in the home using common household items
- How to provide resources to youth and families who are struggling with this issue
Detective William Velek of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will also address the dangers of heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, prescription pills, and the common household items youth are using to hide such drugs.
The “Drugs are Deadly” workshop is led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s J-Team, a specialized unit created to combat drug related issues. This team of investigators, detectives, and sergeants monitors and tracks juvenile drug-related cases, targets drug suppliers in the community, and educates youth about the dangers associated with drug use to improve the quality of life for juveniles in Santa Clarita.
Additionally, the City of Santa Clarita will be hosting the 2013 Heroin Kills Symposium on Wednesday, August 28, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center.
For more information about the event or about family education classes and workshops in Santa Clarita, contact the City’s Human Services Program Coordinator Susie Cordova at (661) 286-4006 or visit Santa-Clarita.com.