PAARI http://paariusa.org The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Tue, 12 Jun 2018 18:46:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i0.wp.com/paariusa.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2015/06/PAARI_Logo_PUB_052815-02-11-5570acc8v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 PAARI http://paariusa.org 32 32 93051737 P.A.A.R.I. Partner La Porte County’s Detox Now Program Featured on WSBT http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-partner-la-porte-countys-detox-now-program-featured-on-wsbt/ http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-partner-la-porte-countys-detox-now-program-featured-on-wsbt/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 15:15:55 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4594 P.A.A.R.I.’s partner agency in La Porte County, Indiana was recently featured on WSBT, a CBS television affiliate, for their Detox Now program. The program is modeled after the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative. To view the news clip, click here.  

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P.A.A.R.I.’s partner agency in La Porte County, Indiana was recently featured on WSBT, a CBS television affiliate, for their Detox Now program. The program is modeled after the Gloucester ANGEL Initiative. To view the news clip, click here.

 

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P.A.A.R.I. to Partner with Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on Opioid Outreach Initiative http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-to-partner-with-pennsylvania-attorney-generals-office-on-opioid-outreach-initiative/ http://paariusa.org/2018/05/16/p-a-a-r-i-to-partner-with-pennsylvania-attorney-generals-office-on-opioid-outreach-initiative/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 14:48:01 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4592 P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to roll out an opioid outreach initiative. For more information about the program, read the article featured in States Top Leading News by clicking here.    

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P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to roll out an opioid outreach initiative. For more information about the program, read the article featured in States Top Leading News by clicking here.

 

 

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P.A.A.R.I. Programs Featured in CBC Canada Article http://paariusa.org/2018/04/30/p-a-a-r-i-programs-featured-in-cbc-canada-article/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/30/p-a-a-r-i-programs-featured-in-cbc-canada-article/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 18:08:55 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4575 P.A.A.R.I. and it's partner law enforcement programs were recently featured in a CBC Canada article which suggested that similar programs could be a solution for meth addicts in Manitoba.

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P.A.A.R.I. and it’s partner law enforcement programs were recently featured in a CBC Canada article which suggested that similar programs could be a solution for meth addicts in Manitoba. The article also highlighted the Arlington Outreach Initiative and Chief Fred Ryan’s insights. Earlier this year, Chief Ryan represented agencies from across the country and presented the Arlington Police Department’s program to law enforcement officials in Ottawa.

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Photos: Seattle Police Department Announces Donation from P.A.A.R.I. at Press Conference http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/photos-seattle-police-department-announces-donation-from-p-a-a-r-i-at-press-conference/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/photos-seattle-police-department-announces-donation-from-p-a-a-r-i-at-press-conference/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:38:40 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4529 On Thursday, April 5, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske joined the Seattle Police Department to announce that it received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program.

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On Thursday, April 5, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade and Board Member Gil Kerlikowske joined the Seattle Police Department to announce that it received a donation from P.A.A.R.I. to expand its lifesaving nasal naloxone program.

Several media outlets covered the event:

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Cambridge Police Department Receives Collaborative Grant to Bring on Jared Stanley as Part-Time Recovery Coach http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/cambridge-police-department-receives-collaborative-grant-to-bring-on-jared-stanley-as-part-time-recovery-coach/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/10/cambridge-police-department-receives-collaborative-grant-to-bring-on-jared-stanley-as-part-time-recovery-coach/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:41:22 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4526 The following is a press release from the Cambridge Police Department: Monday, April 9, 2018 Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. is pleased to announce that Jared Stanley has joined the Cambridge Police Department as its new part-time Recovery Coach. Stanley joined the Cambridge Police Department through an AmeriCorps grant from the Police Assisted Addiction and […]

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The following is a press release from the Cambridge Police Department:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. is pleased to announce that Jared Stanley has joined the Cambridge Police Department as its new part-time Recovery Coach. Stanley joined the Cambridge Police Department through an AmeriCorps grant from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), as well as a grant from the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance.

The addition of a Recovery Coach will help enhance the Cambridge Department’s coaching and intervention services capabilities, which already includes a Licensed Social Worker working in collaboration with the Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Patrol Officers.

Stanley is based out of the Cambridge Police Department generally on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will provide support and referrals to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders and their families. He will play an instrumental role in breaking down potential barriers as it pertains to follow-up home visits as well as supporting the Department’s proactive outreach during the critical times of a client seeking or craving substances.  He recently completed the Recovery Coach Academy, offered through the Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, and will use his training and past experiences to connect with and support active drug users, those who have recently overdosed, those seeking treatment, and those in early recovery.

“Jared is a vital resource that will greatly add to the strong work already being conducted by our Special Investigations Unit and Licensed Social Worker,” said Commissioner Bard. “His passion for helping others, combined with his experience with addiction and recovery, will strongly benefit those suffering from substance use. He will play an important role in connecting our clients to treatment and recovery services and diverting them from the criminal justice system. In fact, he has already made an immediate impact with some of our clients.”

Stanley is one of 25 AmeriCorps members that were placed in host police department sites across Massachusetts. This groundbreaking new statewide program combines the power of service with the power of the recovery community and the power of police-based referral programs.

“P.A.A.R.I.’s mission is to provide resources to help law enforcement agencies combat the opioid epidemic and this innovative program will add significant capacity to our law enforcement partners and utilize service as a solution to address critical community needs,” said P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade. “We are thrilled that the Cambridge Police Department has signed on as a partner for the inaugural year of the program.”
“Improving access to treatment for individuals with opioid addiction is vitally important, and it requires innovative solutions and collaboration among agencies,” said Christopher Fischer MD, site chief of emergency medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge Hospital. “This program is an example of how we can work together to help individuals get the care they need during a time when they need it the most.”

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Media Advisory: P.A.A.R.I. to Make Donation to Seattle Police Department Naloxone Program http://paariusa.org/2018/04/05/media-advisory-p-a-a-r-i-to-make-donation-to-seattle-police-department-naloxone-program/ http://paariusa.org/2018/04/05/media-advisory-p-a-a-r-i-to-make-donation-to-seattle-police-department-naloxone-program/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:10:56 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4517 The Seattle Police Department is holding a news conference with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to announce a donation aimed at furthering the life-saving success of SPD’s Naloxone program.

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WHAT: The Seattle Police Department is holding a news conference with the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to announce a donation aimed at furthering the life-saving success of SPD’s Naloxone program.

WHERE: Seattle Police Department West Precinct, 810 Virginia Street, roll call room

WHEN: Thursday, April 5 at 10 a.m.

WHO:

  • Seattle Deputy Mayor Mike Fong
  • Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best
  • PAARI Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade
  • PAARI Board Member R. Gil Kerlikowske
  • Caleb Banta Green, PHD
  • Penny LeGate, The Marah Project
  • Colleen Keefe, RN
  • West Precinct bike officers who have used naloxone to save lives

PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Yes

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P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade to Visit Berea http://paariusa.org/2018/02/15/p-r-executive-director-allie-hunter-mcdade-visit-berea/ http://paariusa.org/2018/02/15/p-r-executive-director-allie-hunter-mcdade-visit-berea/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:07:32 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4388 The Berea and Olmsted Township Police Departments, in conjunction with the Safe Passages agencies in Greater Cleveland, are inviting you to meet with Allie Hunter McDade, the Executive Director of the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI).

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P.A.A.R.I. Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade to Visit Berea

Learn more about the Safe Passages Initiative and P.A.A.R.I.

Berea, OH, – The Berea and Olmsted Township Police Departments, in conjunction with the Safe Passages agencies in Greater Cleveland, are inviting you to meet with Allie Hunter McDade, the Executive Director of the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI). Safe Passages is an innovative, law enforcement led program designed to facilitate the entry into detox and treatment of those in active addiction.  While Safe Passages is not an amnesty program, it is a pre-arrest, diversionary effort to provide access points to assistance, especially for those addicted to heroin or other opiates.  Safe Passages is affiliated with PAARI and is partially based on the Gloucester, MA Police Department’s Angel Initiative.

PAARI is a 501 (c)(3) national organization supporting almost 400 law enforcement agencies that have helped almost 10,000 people into treatment since 2015.  Currently, there are 10 police departments running Safe Passages in Cuyahoga County, to include: Berea, Olmsted Township, Bedford, Newburgh Heights, Strongsville, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Village, Mayfield Heights, Richmond Heights and Highland Heights.

Director McDade is traveling to Cleveland to meet with all of the Safe Passages agencies and those agencies that would like more information about the program.  She will also be discussing a potential partnership between Safe Passages, PAARI, and AmeriCorps to embed Recovery Coaches with Safe Passages/PAARI affiliated agencies.

Meeting details:

Date: February 15, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm (light refreshments will be served)

Location: Baldwin Wallace University

Strosacker Hall
The Colony Room
120 East Grand St.
Berea, OH. 44017

Parking: The University is in session and there will be limited parking available in the Strosacker Hall parking lot, located at the corner of E. Grand St. and Tressel St.  Additional parking can be found on nearby University parking lots and at the street level.

If you would like more information about this meeting, please contact Sgt. Patrick Greenhill at pgreenhill@bereapolice.org.

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PAARI Project with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department Launches Today http://paariusa.org/2017/11/21/paari-partnership-project-essex-county-sheriffs-department-launches-today/ http://paariusa.org/2017/11/21/paari-partnership-project-essex-county-sheriffs-department-launches-today/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:03:45 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4122 Today marks the launch of our Recovery Coach program with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.  The risk of opioid overdose death following incarceration is 56 times higher than for the general public and the first month is someone is released is when they are most at risk for fatal overdose. Contributing factors are social isolation […]

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Today marks the launch of our Recovery Coach program with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. 

The risk of opioid overdose death following incarceration is 56 times higher than for the general public and the first month is someone is released is when they are most at risk for fatal overdose. Contributing factors are social isolation that may cause someone to use alone, lowered tolerance due to a period of abstinence, and the higher strength and variation in content of available drugs as compared to available drugs before incarceration.

Starting today, we will have two PAARI Recovery Coaches embedded at the Essex County Correctional Facility and the Essex County Pre-Release and Re-Entry Centers. 

Victoria Kiarsis and Steve Lesnikoski, PAARI Staff Members and Recovery Coaches, will be a vital asset to provide support to individuals with substance use disorders, especially as they re-enter the community after incarceration.

We are grateful to Sheriff Coppinger and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department for their commitment to this issue and to the Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation for providing the financial support to launch this vital and life-saving program.

Read the original partnership program announcement here.

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Throwback Thursday: Berea, Ohio Police Department Featured in Article http://paariusa.org/2017/11/17/throwback-thursday-berea-ohio-police-department-featured-article/ http://paariusa.org/2017/11/17/throwback-thursday-berea-ohio-police-department-featured-article/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:22:09 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4114 One of P.A.A.R.I.’s law enforcement partners, the Berea Police Department in Ohio, was featured in an article earlier this year for the great work they do to help people get into treatment programs. Patrolman Dave Kammerman is one of the officers assisting people through the department’s Safe Passages program and says that it has changed […]

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One of P.A.A.R.I.’s law enforcement partners, the Berea Police Department in Ohio, was featured in an article earlier this year for the great work they do to help people get into treatment programs. Patrolman Dave Kammerman is one of the officers assisting people through the department’s Safe Passages program and says that it has changed his outlook on life and is the best thing he has ever done as a police officer.
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P.A.A.R.I.’s Steve Lesnikoski Featured in Globe Profile http://paariusa.org/2017/11/07/p-r-s-steve-lesnikoski-featured-globe-profile/ http://paariusa.org/2017/11/07/p-r-s-steve-lesnikoski-featured-globe-profile/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:46:45 +0000 http://paariusa.org/?p=4059 So proud to share this Boston Globe profile on our very own Steve Lesnikoski. Steve was the first participant of the Gloucester Police Department just over two years ago. Now he's working at P.A.A.R.I. and using his inspiring story to help people struggling with addiction.

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P.A.A.R.I. is proud to share this Boston Globe profile on our very own Steve Lesnikoski. Steve was the first participant of the Gloucester Police Department just over two years ago. Now he’s working at P.A.A.R.I. and using his inspiring story to help people struggling with addiction.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/06/work-that-matters/YiyoGMhfh4zpkJwaT8Qt5H/story.html

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