Press Release | May 11, 2018

Media Advisory: North Carolina Department of Justice Roundtable

WHO:                    Attorney General Josh Stein

Retired Navy Admiral, Former Ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Co-Founder, Co-Chair of S.A.F.E. Project US, James “Sandy” Winnefeld

Military Family Advocate and Co-Founder, Co-Chair of S.A.F.E. Project US, Mary Winnefeld

WHAT:                  A series of events to discuss strategies and solutions for the opioid epidemic

WHERE:               NCDOJ, 114 West Edenton St.

WHEN:                  Monday, May 14

11:15 a.m. Family Roundtable (AG Stein and the Winnefelds will host a roundtable of parents and other family members who have lost a loved one to the opioid epidemic) Media are welcome to observe

12:30 p.m. Media availability (AG Stein, the Winnefelds, and other family members will be available for interviews)

Media are welcome and encouraged to attend

Advance Statement:

“Mary and I are proud to collaborate with the North Carolina Department of Justice to strive for S.A.F.E. communities here, and we are grateful to Attorney General Stein for facilitating these discussions,” said S.A.F.E. Project US Co-Founder Admiral James Winnefeld. “Our goal is to learn how North Carolina law enforcement agencies are connecting citizens to substance use treatment, how North Carolina families are turning their grief into community action and how we can empower other S.A.F.E. communities across the country to learn and benefit from their impact.”