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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness

DEA seized more than 58.3 million fentanyl-laced fake pills in 2022. The DEA Laboratory has found that of the fake pills analyzed, six out of ten now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. 
To spread the word about prevention and awareness, the DEA has launched two initiatives to shine a light on this deadly epidemic. One Pill Can Kill is our campaign to provide informational resources to students, parents, and educators on the dangers of fake pills. Our Faces of Fentanyl exhibit commemorates those who lost their lives to fentanyl poisoning. 
We invite you to participate in National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day. Help us save lives by educating yourself and talking to others about the dangers of fentanyl. One Pill Can Kill. Faces of Fentanyl exhibit.




You won't want to miss AJA's 2023 Mental Health Summit for Jail Professionals! This important and timely Summit will provide a forum to discuss the challenges that come with working with corrections and what some jails are doing to provide the support their staff needs. Not only is it the right thing to do for your people, but it also helps you retain them! Register now.
Don't Miss the Mental Health First Aid for Corrections Professionals Certification Course!
The Adult Mental Health First Aid curriculum offers a 3-year certification as a mental health first-aider for corrections professionals. The 7-hour course starts at 8 am, Tuesday, Oct. 3. Cost: $100.00. 
Space is Limited - First Come, First Serve -- Click Here to Register
The American Jail association is committed to the professional growth of our nation’s jails. There are dedicated people in every organization who work long and hard to ensure their organizations continue to grow professionally. Among these professionals are some whose performance is exceptional.
The Awards Committee of the American Jail Association is asking you to identify these exceptional practitioners so they can be recognized publicly at AJA’s 43rd Conference & Jail Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, May 18-22, 2024. Click here for more information.


AJA is now accepting applications for the 3rd Class of the
Jail Executive Institute! 

JEI is an all-inclusive, interactive, multi-day conference explicitly designed for jail supervisors and executive-level staff. JEI offers a wealth of knowledge, invaluable resources, and a network of professionals to confer with in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of a great team!


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