DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce

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Overview

The DuPage County Heroin/Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce is a joint operation of the DuPage County Board and the DuPage County Board of Health. The Taskforce consists of members from across many sectors in our community, specializing in:

  • Adjudication
  • Education
  • Law enforcement
  • Mental health
  • Prevention
  • Substance abuse treatment

Responsibilities

The Taskforce is responsible for advising DuPage County elected leaders on needed program development, supporting infrastructure, and policy recommendations to address DuPage County's opioid issues. They may also assist with other related issues as necessary. The Taskforce reports jointly to the County Board Chairman (through the Judicial Public Safety Committee) and the President of the DuPage County Board of Health.

Goals

The HOPE Taskforce is an interagency-interdisciplinary advisory task force with the following goals:

  1. Professionally and comprehensively assess opioid use within DuPage County
  2. Recommend effective and actionable policies, initiatives and programs
  3. Measure success from desired program and initiative benchmarks and deliverables

The HOPE Taskforce is an advisory board appointed by DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and adheres to all components of the Open Meetings Act.

Additional Information

For more information about the HOPE Taskforce, please visit the Hope Taskforce website.