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Government Partners

Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force

Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Task Force


Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs

2021 DEC Thank You

On behalf of TADEC, National DEC, and the Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force, we would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's National Drug Endangered Children Conference!


A lot of work went into this conference, but it was well worth it to be able to spend the week learning alongside all of you. We hope each one of you learned a lot from this conference and will attend the conference again next time it comes to Tennessee. Below is a list of partners that were essential to the success of the conference. Click the partner name for more information.

Essential Partners - Big Thanks!



Darryl Worley


With special musical guest Darryl Worley!

Darryl will be providing for the entertainment for Tuesday evening's silent auction. Click on Darry's picture above for more information.

Keynote Speakers & Topics


Jimmy Wayne

The Power of One

Tuesday, August 24th @ 9:00 AM


Carlton Hall

Changing the Conversation: The Role of Prevention, Treatment, Recovery and Inequity in a National Crisis

Thursday, August 26th @ 8:00 AM


Judge Duane Slone

Maximizing Opportunities with Justice Involved People: Low-Costs High-Impact Collaborative Strategies

Wednesday, August 25th @ 9:00 AM

Dr. Stephen Loyd

Dr. Stephen Loyd

Addiction Is Not a Moral Failure

Thursday, August 26th @ 12:15 PM

Tonier Cain

Tonier Cain

The Healing Neen:
A Personal Journey Through Trauma and Healing

Thursday, August 26th @ 12:45 PM


Jerry Moe

Joining Hands for the Children: Safety, Healing, and Thriving

Friday, August 27th @ 10:45 AM

Multidiscipline Keynote Panel Luncheon

This panel-style keynote session will take place on:

Tuesday, August 24th @ 12:45 PM

and will discuss collaborative efforts of state agencies concerning opioid and other substance misuse and abuse. Featured speakers include:

TBI David Rausch

Director David Rausch
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation


Commissioner Marie Williams
Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Jennifer Nichols

Commissioner Jennifer Nichols
Tennessee Department of Children's Services

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Commissioner Tony C. Parker
Tennessee Department of Correction

Thank You to our 2021 Conference Sponsors!

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