On December 9, 2008 the Bexar Area Harm Reduction Coalition hosted a seminar on syringe exchange programs in San Antonio. The seminar featured presentations by Dr. William Martin, Senior Fellow for Drug Policy at the Baker Institute, and Neel Lane, volunteer attorney for the Bexar Area Harm Reduction Coalition. The Access Project attended the seminar and filmed both presentations which are now available to view on our website.
Following is an interview with Charlene Doria-Ortiz, Community Health Program Manager for the Bexar County Department of Community Investment, filmed after the seminar ended. In the interview Charlene shares her perspective as the harm reduction coordinator for the pilot syringe exchange program in Bexar County.