Devin Reaves to Keynote NCJFCJ National Conference on Juvenile Justice

January 12, 2018


Devin ReavesOur nation is grappling with the opioid epidemic that is killing 144 people a day. The criminal justice system and specifically specialty courts are on the front line of that epidemic; adjudicating individuals with substance use disorders and interfacing directly with their families.  

Devin Reaves, MSW, is a person living in recovery since 2007. He is a community organizer and grassroots advocacy leader. Devin has worked on the expansion of access to the lifesaving medication Naloxone, implantation of 911 Good Samaritan policies, and the development of youth-oriented systems. He wants to build constituencies of consequence that will lead to meaningful public health policy changes around substance use disorders. Devin is the founder and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC). 

Devin received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice with a focus on community and organizational change. He has a BA in Human Services from Lynn University. Devin also serves on the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force and the Board of Directors for the Association of Recovery Schools.

Devin will provide the Opening Keynote, Resilience in Recovery, during the National Conference on Juvenile Justice on Monday, March 19th.

Embracing recovery and acknowledging that justice will best be served by guiding individuals on a path to wellness that Devin himself has walked will be the focus of the opening Plenary. You won’t want to miss this session which will highlight his path and how to help others find resilience in recovery.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ncjfcj.org/JJ18. Early Bird Deadline to register ends February 1.