HARRISBURG, April 12 – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, praised the passage of H.B. 176, the first bill in the country to establish a framework for a statewide grant program to promote police-assisted addiction recovery programs. The bill now heads to the state Senate, where Frankel hopes it will be taken up quickly.
A new STAT-Harvard poll illustrates overwhelming support for the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative and similar programs that have been implemented by police departments throughout the country to tackle the nation’s current opioid epidemic. The poll interviewed 1,011 randomly selected adults 18 and older from March 3-6. Results indicated that 80 percent of people surveyed support treatment over jail time for […]
Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law on Monday morning that will focus on addressing the state’s current opioid epidemic.
NEWBURYPORT — City Marshal Mark Murray is pleased to announce that the Newburyport Police Department has partnered with The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) to expand the department’s addiction recovery initiative, the Newburyport Support & Treatment for Opiate Misuse & Prevention Strategies (STOMPS), which began this month.
Law enforcement and addiction recovery leaders gathered with Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) today at the Massachusetts State House to pledge their support for a bill aimed at creating new and innovative policing programs that facilitate treatment and recovery options for those in need throughout the state.
SALAMANCA- Chief Troy Westfall is pleased to announce that the Salamanca Police Department is working with The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) to further its addiction outreach and recovery program, Community Connections.