Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury Also Honored

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Sheriff James M. Gannon, and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Brad Seabury were honored this week by Morris CARES, a non-profit, recovery oriented sanctuary based in Rockaway Borough.

photo of Prosecutor Knapp (center with red tie) and Sheriff Gannon and Assistant Chief Prosecutor Seabury (on far right) at Morris CARES awards event on Monday. Dec. 18

Prosecutor Knapp (center with red tie) and Sheriff Gannon and Assistant Chief Prosecutor Seabury (on far right) at Morris CARES awards event on Monday. Dec. 18

The trio were lauded for their efforts to educating the Morris County community about the opioid and heroin epidemic. Their partnership with Morris CARES (Center for Addiction Recovery Education & Success) has helped dissolve the stigma around drug addiction.

The Prosecutor’s Office has coordinated with the Board of Freeholders, the Sheriff’s Office, and local police departments and school districts to raise awareness about opioids and heroin. Informational meetings held at various high schools and other community venues have allowed parents to get a wealth of information from professionals.Morris County CARES logo

Sheriff Gannon was recognized for his work to fight addiction and attendant stigma in Morris County. The Sheriff received his award for fighting addiction through the production of Hope One, a mobile access recovery system and the Hope Wing in the Morris County Correctional Facility for addicted inmates.

Morris CARES works to change the lives of those suffering from an opioid or heroin addiction. The grouyp focuses on utilizing peer support throughout the community as a tool to help those in need from Morris County.

Inquiriesshould be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.