BOSTON, MA, June 6, 2023 – The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) is pleased to announce it will hold its 8th Annual Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 6.
The 8th Anniversary Celebration commemorates the founding of PAARI in June 2015. It recognizes eight years of supporting public safety agencies in their efforts to create and expand non-arrest programs for individuals with substance use disorders. The event will also include an awards ceremony where individuals will receive much-deserved recognition for their leadership in advocacy, community, public safety and government.
Tuesday, June 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST
Foundation Room Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street Boston, MA 02215
PAARI is inviting PAARI law enforcement partners and supporters to join Tuesday’s celebration to recognize the work of the organization over the past 8 years. PAARI will honor several individuals and groups for their contributions to the effort to combat the opioid crisis. In addition, the Stephenie Jesi Memorial Scholarship awards will be presented to seven women and men in long-term recovery.
“For the past eight years, PAARI has grown from a small nonprofit to a nationally recognized organization dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis,” says Zoe Grover, Executive Director of PAARI. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the immense support of the individuals that will be gathered together tomorrow and without the work of our over 650 law enforcement department partners.”
Tickets can be purchased HERE. For those in law enforcement, use promo code POLICE to receive a 25% law enforcement discount.
Written by, Isabella Nowak
About PAARI: The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery. Founded alongside the groundbreaking Gloucester, Mass., Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015, PAARI has been a driving force behind this rapidly expanding community policing movement. We provide technical assistance, strategic guidance, connection to training resources, and other capacity-building resources to more than 650 police departments in 40 states.
PAARI works with more than 130 law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts alone. PAARI and our law enforcement partners are working towards a collective vision where non-arrest diversion programs become a standard policing practice across the country, thereby reducing overdose deaths, expanding access to treatment, improving public safety, reducing crime, diverting people away from the criminal justice system, and increasing trust between law enforcement and their communities. Our programs and partners have saved tens of thousands of lives, changed police culture, and reshaped the national conversation about the opioid epidemic since its founding in June 2015. Learn more at paariusa.org.