Dear Child Advocate:

I am pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the 17th Judge David’s Community In-Service will be held. As always, we need your support to ensure the continuing success of this very important event. This year’s theme is “Crisis in Our Neighborhood: Battling the Opioid Epidemic TOGETHER”.  

Attendees will hear a powerful Keynote presentation from Andrew McKenna, JD, author of Sheer Madness: From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner. Mr. McKenna’s presentation chronicles his journey from U.S. Airman, U.S. Marine Corps Captain, JAG Attorney and Justice Department prosecutor to opioid and heroin addict, bank robber, and ultimately federal prisoner. Mr. McKenna is an expert on the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on communities, drawn from his own personal and professional experiences with addiction, the justice system, the prison industrial complex and leadership.

 The Keynote address will be followed by a panel presentation focusing on efforts of the Boone County medical and legal communities to address the opioid crisis locally, an educational presentation from the Boone County Health Department on Narcan and the annual youth presentation, this year delivered by the young women of Teen Challenge.

 The In-Service will be held in the Witham Health Services Pavilion located at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is an important event for law enforcement, teachers, community youth workers, clergy, parents, EVERYONE! We need you there! Please make plans to attend.

Please RSVP by SEPTEMBER 22, 2017. Registration is $50.00 (registration form included). Registration fee includes continental breakfast, break service and box lunch. Registrations received after September 24, 2017 will be $60.00.

We look forward to seeing you; thank you for all that you do for Boone County Youth!


J. Jeffrey Edens, Chair
Judge David’s Community In-Service