September General Meeting

The first meeting of our 2022-23 season will be held on
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the United Methodist Church. 6:30 pm Room 30

CAHT’s Kick-off General Meeting Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6:30 PM

Addiction Issues in the Tampa Bay Region

CAHT (Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence – Southshore) kicks off their fall general meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 pm at Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, room 30. This is a big change from previous years when CAHT’s general meetings were held during the day and monthly.  The Board of Directors decided to move to an early evening meeting, starting at 6:30 pm that will allow working individuals to attend as well as moving their general meetings to bi-monthly instead of every month.  The meetings are open to the public and are free. Refreshments will be served.

The Sept. 20th meeting topic is Addiction Issues in the Tampa Bay Region, which includes our south shore area.  Addiction plays a huge role in human trafficking and domestic violence cases as well as impacting our young adults, seniors, and our marginalized communities.  The guest speakers are professionals who work with addiction problems.  Major Chris Rule, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Special Investigations Division and Corporal Aaron Dahl, supervisor of the Opioid Overdose Investigations Squad will be joined by Mike Osborn from Operation PAR, a behavioral health and wellness clinic out of Polaris County.  All three have distinguished careers and are experienced in navigating the complexities of drug addictions as well as their impact in our communities.  Major Rule has received the Medal of Distinguished Service, three Lifesaving Awards, Deputy of the Year Award and works closely with the Human Trafficking County Task Force. Corporal Dahl has been a field training deputy, street crimes detective, and general offense detective, and Opioid Overdose detective. He also is assistant team leader for the crisis/hostage negotiations team. Mr. Osborn from PAR will present on working with addicts within their clinical treatment center.

Topics to be covered are: common types of opioids and the history of opioid addiction in the Tampa Bay area; the role of law enforcement in the opioid epidemic and its obstacles; the Good Samaritan Law; the relationship of addiction to human trafficking and domestic violence victims and success stories.

The Campaign Against Human Trafficking is an 11-year-old 501 c 3 not-for-profit organization. Your support will help fund our safe sheltering program, victim services, educational awareness and prevention activities to schools and the community.
For more information about CAHT and human trafficking, call 813-413-5067
or go to CAHT’s web page: www.sccblueheart.org


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