Criminal Justice System
The 2018 Mayors’ Summit: A Community Discussion on Substance Misuse was a first step toward developing a communitywide strategic plan to reduce non-fatal overdoses and overdose deaths in our community. That said, many agencies and organizations are taking steps now, in addition to helping with the development of a strategic plan, to help address this epidemic.
Below are just a few of the current efforts by Knox County, the City of Knoxville, Knox County Health Department (KCHD), Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) and the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office. Please note, many other organizations are working to address this issue as well, but that work is not captured here. Next steps include:
All4Knox is a joint effort of Knox County and the City of Knoxville with facilitation and coordination support from Metro Drug Coalition, the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and Knox County Health Department. Our hope is to bring together our governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and many others in a coordinated fashion to address the substance misuse epidemic.