NJ Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council Hosts Listening Sessions

May 4, 2023

The New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council was established under S783 with the purpose of reviewing proposals, data, and analysis, and engaging with stakeholders and community members, to develop and provide recommendations on the allocation of New Jersey's share of proceeds from national opioid litigation resolutions.

The New Jersey Opioid Recovery and Remediation Fund Advisory Council is holding listening sessions to gather public input on distributing opioid settlement funds. The first of these listening sessions will be held tomorrow, May 4, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET. Tomorrow's listening session is the first of two virtual sessions currently scheduled.

Members of the public will be able to provide three minutes of testimony.

New Jersey will receive at least $641 million over 18 years as part of a federal opioid settlement. The state will receive half of the funding, and the other half will be distributed among participating county and local governments.

Those interested in participating in the listening sessions should focus their comments on the areas permissible under the agreements, listed by the Department of Human Services as:

  • Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
  • Recovery Supports
  • Prevention
  • Harm Reduction
  • Education and Awareness
  • Evidence-Based Data Collection and Research
  • Serving Specialty Populations (Pregnant and Postpartum Persons; Justice-Involved; Underserved)

There will be three in-person sessions, and two virtual sessions, as detailed below:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET (Virtual)
  • Monday, May 22, 2023 - 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (In-Person)
  • Central Jersey Region, Mercer County Community College, Roma Bank Auditorium Conference Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ
  • Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. (In-Person)
  • South Jersey Region, Camden County College (Blackwood), CIM Auditorium, 200 College Road, Blackwood, NJ
  • Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. (In-Person)
  • North Jersey Region, Essex County College, Clara E. Dasher Student Center, 303 University Avenue, Newark, NJ
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. (Virtual)

Click here to register to attend/participate in any of the above listed listening sessions, and click here to access a listening session flyer for more information.

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