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‘Heroin Kills!’ talk to be held at DelVal

Credit: Tom Scalese. On Oct. 28, there will be a talk on the heroin epidemic in Bucks County.

Oct 19, 2015

Delaware Valley University’s criminal justice and counseling psychology departments are working together to host a seminar on the heroin epidemic in Bucks County. The seminar will be Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. The event is open to the community and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance. Assistant District Attorney Matt Weintraub will be leading the program.

Weintraub is a graduate of Temple Law School. In 1993, he joined the office as a full-time assistant district attorney. Currently, he serves as chief of prosecution and as a trial team coordinator. He is responsible for the prosecution of all manner of criminal cases including homicides and other major crimes. Weintraub also teaches courses in the University’s criminal justice department.

“Heroin use is a problem in Bucks County and it’s a problem that is killing kids right in our backyard,” said Dr. Audrey Ervin, academic program director for graduate counseling psychology and associate professor of counseling psychology. “By bringing community leaders together with faculty from relevant programs at DelVal, we’re hoping to provide an informative, educational discussion that can increase awareness and understanding of this issue. We encourage parents, educators, mental health professionals and anyone who is concerned about this issue to join us for this important discussion.”