Aug 14, 2009
BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Trent Brignac to the Drug Policy Board.
The Drug Policy Board serves to identify, examine and implement drug control policies and strategies to more effectively combat illegal drug and alcohol abuse.
According to statute, the board is comprised of the following 14 members, subject to senate confirmation:
The secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals or if designated by the secretary, the director of the division of drug and alcohol abuse;
The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections;
The superintendent of state police;
The secretary of the Department of Social Services;
The director of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement or if designated by the director, a parish sheriff;
The superintendent of education;
The commander in chief of the national guard;
A representative of a private organization involved in substance abuse prevention;
A representative of or the president of the District Attorneys Association;
A representative of a federal agency with responsibilities in alcohol and drug abuse education, treatment, or prevention;
The attorney general;
A representative of or the president of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association;
The chairman of the Louisiana Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; and
A representative of the indigent defender system.
Trent Brignac, of Ville Platte, is the District Attorney of Evangeline Parish. Brignac will serve as a representative of the District Attorneys Association, as required by statute.