CADCA Publisher June 11, 2018

ONDCP Deputy Director Jim Carroll to Deliver Keynote at 2018 CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) announced today that Jim Carroll, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) at the White House, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Mid-Year Training Institute, July 15 – 19 at the Gaylord Palms, Orlando, Florida. The annual training event hosts more than 2,000 prevention specialists from across the world, providing top-tier substance use and misuse training, networking opportunities, and insights from renowned speakers from the prevention field.

CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 95 ninety-minute and half-day training sessions geared towards helping participants find solutions to their community’s toughest substance use and misuse problems.

“We are thrilled that Deputy Director Jim Carroll will be delivering the keynote address at our training event. He brings not only expertise and knowledge from the field, but the perspective of a federal organization and the viewpoint from the executive branch of government,” said General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA. “At CADCA, we strongly believe that it will take people from all industries and positions working together to end the opioid crisis. Prevention must be at the forefront and together, we can create safe, healthy and drug-free communities across the country. We are eager to hear from Mr. Carroll on his strategies to address these issues and look forward to working with the ONDCP team.”

On Monday evening, Carroll and fellow ONDCP staff, including DFC Program Administrator Helen Hernandez and SAMSHA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Director Frances Harding, will speak at the ONDCP Town Hall, to discuss upcoming key initiatives and answer questions from attendees.

Prior to joining the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Mr. Carroll served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House. Previously in the Administration, Mr. Carroll served as General Counsel of the Office of Management and Budget and as Deputy Assistant and Senior Counsel to the President. Before joining the Trump Administration, Mr. Carroll served as Washington Counsel at the Ford Motor Company and as General Counsel of the Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm that supports non-profit organizations and initiatives. During the George W. Bush Administration, Mr. Carroll held several positions including Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to the President at the White House, Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Carroll began his career as a state prosecutor in Virginia after earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law.

CADCA’s Mid-Year will cover a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent prescription drug misuse and reduce heroin use to how to create tobacco-free environments, reduce impaired driving and develop policies to reduce marijuana use, synthetic drug use and underage drinking.

The Mid-Year also welcomes over 200 youth from around the country who will take part in CADCA’s youth-led, adult-guided civic engagement training, where they’ll learn how to become drug prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.

To register or learn more about the 18th annual Mid-Year Training Institute, please visit

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