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.