Area lawmakers are asking for the community's ideas
when it comes to fighting the growing drug problem.
State senators Jennifer Shilling and Julie Lassa held
a joint community roundtable on opioids and other
illegal drug use in Tomah today.
The roundtable was a chance for members of the public
to talk directly with policy makers and health officials
and offer suggestions.
Shilling says in addition to requests for more access
to treatment centers .
possible changes to the justice system are also being
We are hearing from law enforcement as well as from
our court system about how we can maybe look at this
through the eyes of the court in a more appropriate
way, and sometimes drug court, drug courts in counties
is something that has been proven to be effective.
Today's roundtable was the latest in a series of public
discussions on the issue.
Senator Shilling plans to hold another roundtable
in Crawford County in the coming weeks.