COMMONWEALTH Forum: Law Enforcement in the Twenty-­First Century: Partnering to Combat the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

  • Josh Shapiro


COMMONWEALTH Special Issue Editor Mark Nordenberg invited Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Josh Shapiro, to discuss the steps that his office is taking to address the opioid crisis. As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Mr. Shapiro has taken a multipronged approach to the epidemic that includes partnering with other government agencies and nonprofits. The following article outlines the policies undertaken by the Office of the Attorney General to combat opioid abuse in 2017.