Medication-Assisted Treatment Forum


Monday, February 26, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Session Type: Forum

Forum Sponsored by Indivior - The opioid epidemic impacting the United States has become so severe that in recent years substance overdoses, fueled by opioid addictions, has surpassed deaths by car accidents and guns. Further, opioid addiction is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. There has long been a relationship between substance use and criminal justice involvement; and, consequently, overdose deaths from opioids among individuals under supervision have been disproportionately higher than those in the general population. Individuals under community supervision are at higher risk of overdose - particularly when released release from custody. This session will help correctional agencies, probation officers and parole agents (who are responsible for supervising individuals with opioid and other substance addiction) better understand the efficacy of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD), implement practices to support recovery, reduce overdoses, and improve outcomes.


Cynthia Herriott
Ret. Deputy Director, National Drug Court Institute

Cynthia Herriott is a law enforcement expert with years of experience in the field of Criminal Justice. She serves as chair of Unite Rochester Justice Engagement, an initiative that examines the existence of racial disparity in the criminal justice process. She is also chair of the Community Crisis Response Team Project that dispatches a team of professionals during incidents of community unrest. She has conducted state-wide assessments of probation protocols for dealing with the state’s addiction population. She is the former Deputy Director of the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) in Metro Washington, D.C. She served as a Departmental Liaison to the Rochester NY Drug Treatment Court. Ms. Herriott served as the National Association of Drug Court Professional’s Project Director for the Community Oriented Policing grant’s “Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and Drug Courts” Monograph. Ms. Herriott is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on the Diversity Committee. She is a member of the National Sheriffs Association and serves on the Government Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Committees. Ms. Herriott holds a Master of Science Degree.

Mack Jenkins
Ret. Chief Probation Officer, San Diego County Probation

Mack Jenkins’ career in the justice system spanned almost 40 years. He retired as the chief probation officer for San Diego County, where he oversaw a department of more than 1,300 staff who provided supervision and services to more than 13,000 adult and 2,500 juvenile offenders. Over the course of his career, Chief Jenkins developed expertise in the use of evidenced-¬based practices for community supervision and gained more than 25 years of experience working in drug courts and collaborative justice programs. He has served on a number of national boards including the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Council of State Governments (CSG)/Justice Center. Chief Jenkins is a past President of the Chief Probation Officers of California and former Vice President of the American Probation and Parole Association. Chief Jenkins sits as a gubernatorial appointee to California’s Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health which advises the Governor’s office and state legislature on the intersection between the criminal justice system and behavioral health. Chief Jenkins is an adjunct instructor in criminal justice and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of California, Irvine along with a master's degree in criminal justice from California State University, Long Beach.

William Morrone
Medical Director, Recovery Pathways

William Morrone, DO, MPH, MS, FAOAAM, ASAM, FACOFP, DABAM and DAAPM, is the Medical Director of Recovery Pathways and the Shiawassee 35th Circuit Drug Court, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Faculty of Family and Community Medicine, at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), and has been Assistant Program Director of Family Medicine at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a liaison in the Department of Psychiatry. He has been a village physician in Huron County, and his addiction clinics serve five drug courts, 47 counties and 52 zip codes. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, and the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Morrone was a Ruth Fox faculty for the ASAM Conference in Washington DC and is an active addiction educator and has contributed numerous didactic pieces on heroin, naloxone, opioids, overdoses, and cannabis dependence to 17 state medical and national societies. Dr. Morrone testified as an advocate for the original 2014 naloxone law in the Michigan house and senate, edited many addiction laws to congress and the FSMB. He is the immediate past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and past president of Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Morrone also holds an MPH and a graduate degree in toxicology and pharmacology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, graduate school of pharmacy. Dr. Morrone is the author of the only Naloxone book in America. AMERICAN NARCAN (2017) is available in the book menu of Amazon.

Geno Salomone
Ret. Judge, 23rd Judicial Circuit Court

Judge Geno Salomone recently retired as Chief Judge of the 23rd District Court in Taylor, Michigan. In 2002, he created and presided over that court’s regional Drug and Sobriety Treatment Court Program. Judge Salomone is a past president of the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP) and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. Judge Salomone helped create a training partnership between MATCP and state medical associations to address the medication issues that arise in treatment courts. He frequently lectures on topics related to probation practices and treatment courts, including sanctions and incentives, teamwork, medication assisted treatment and intensive supervised probation. Judge Salomone was a contributor to the State of Michigan’s manual on Adult Drug Court Standards, Best Practices and Promising Practices. He has also served as Past President of the Wayne County District Judges Association and Past President of the Downriver Bar Association. He is a co-founder and current vice-president of the Downriver Families Against Narcotics chapter.