Rx Opioid abuse and Heroin use have reached pandemic levels across Western Pennsylvania, impacting all walks of life, regardless of race or socioeconomic boundaries.
In response, the FBI Pittsburgh Division has partnered with key community stakeholders — including educators, law enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation facilities, and members of the media — to form the Heroin Outreach Prevention and Education (HOPE) initiative. This group is striving to formulate proactive solutions, particularly in the areas of education, prevention, and awareness.
There are currently three working groups supporting the HOPE initiative:
For questions about the HOPE Initiative, or if you have any interest in the working groups, please use this form to contact contact FBI Pittsburgh Community Outreach Specialist Kelly K. Wesolosky. Kelly can also be reached by phone at 412-432-4488.