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    THRP April Meeting

    Date: April 21, 2016, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Cypress Inn Pavilion
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    This month's speaker is Derek Osborn, Director of PRIDE(Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education). 

    Derek Osborn is a native of Tuscaloosa who earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and the Courts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. 

    He is a former Court Referral Officer for the State of Alabama and was in charge of evaluation, placement, and compliance of offenders who were convicted of drug or alcohol related offenses.  He went on to be a trainer of new CRO’s for the Administrative Office of Courts in Montgomery. 

    Derek has been the Executive Director of PRIDE (Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education) since October, 2013. Under his leadership, PRIDE of Tuscaloosa earned Certified Prevention Agency status through the State of Alabama Department of Mental Health in 2014.

    Derek is a Certified Prevention Specialist certified through AADAA. He is a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa class of 2009, a member of the Druid City Business League, and an instructor at the annual Alabama School for Alcohol and Drug Studies.

    Derek lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife Lynn and their two daughters, Savannah and Anica.