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A Roadmap for Opioid Settlement Funds: Supporting Communities & Ending the Overdose Crisis

VOCAL-KY is proud to join a list of more than 130 organizations representing advocates and experts from public health, overdose prevention, and drug policy across the nation in releasing a roadmap on how states should spend $50 billion in opioid settlement funds. Public health experts call on states, counties, and municipalities to invest 100% of

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2023 Roadmap for Louisville Metro Government to End Overdose and Reverse the Harms of the War on Drugs

Last year a coalition of organizations working on the frontlines of the overdose crisis in Louisville released the 2022 Roadmap for Louisville Metro Government to End Overdose and Reverse the Harms of the War on Drugs. Despite staggering overdose deaths, and a continued crisis of homelessness and unmet mental health needs, the city has adopted

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‘Vindicated’: Breonna Taylor’s family and supporters celebrate charges against police

Former Democratic mayoral candidate and director of advocacy organization VOCAL-KY Shameka Parrish-Wright, who was prominent during the racial justice protests in the summer of 2020, released a statement acknowledging the work of the Louisville demonstrators, as well as the journalists who stayed on the story.

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