Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

"Sober Homes" In Your Neighborhood
Can They Impact You?


Broward College
111 E. Las Olas Blvd., 12th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Join us for a very informative program about "Sober Homes" in our area and in our neighborhoods.

How do you feel about having one in YOUR neighborhood? How are they monitored and regulated? Do you have a choice on having one next door to your home? What are the rights of a homeowner versus the rights of the owner of a home being used for men and women in transition from drug and alcohol related addictions, possibly some occupants with a criminal record. Are home values affected? What is the recidivism rate for occupants in homes as these?

Regulating transitional housing "Sober Houses" with residents in drug and alcohol treatment can be daunting and can come with potential problems to a neighborhood. Is proper licensing enough to mandate a safe environment for the residents and homeowners who live nearby? In order for a licensed treatment center to legally refer patients, that home needs to be certified with the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR). What are the qualifications needed to have Sober Homes licensed and operating? What happens if a Sober Home is operating without proper certification and licenses?

Speakers:

David Scharf - Executive Director of the Broward County Sheriff's Office Department of Community Programs, Chair of the Community's Emergency Response Team through the United Way's Commission on Substance Abuse and participates in Palm Beach County's Sober Home Task Force to help reduce the alarmingly high number of overdose deaths.

Ray Rapaglia - Founder & Executive Director of James Club Recovery, Inc.. James Club Recovery is a FARR-certified (Florida Association of Recovery Residences) sober living facility with several homes in the Broward County area which offers a structured four phase spiritually-based program, designed to help achieve permanent sobriety for their residents.

Lamar Fisher - Mayor of Pompano Beach, Florida.

Anthony Fajardo - Director, Department of Sustainable Development, City of Fort Lauderdale

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