The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) is set to host its annual 2023 National Law Enforcement Summit. The event will bring together public safety and law enforcement partners for an opportunity to gather among like-minded individuals in the field of deflection. Attendees can partake in presentations, networking opportunities, and more.
The summit welcomes current and potential PAARI partners, regardless of their stage in developing or participating in non-arrest programs designed to assist individuals in seeking treatment and recovery. The event offers an opportunity to learn from public safety and public health professionals about developments in the field and evidence-based best practices.
The agenda can be found HERE
The event will host more than 200 law enforcement and public health professionals, offering them the opportunity to participate in a selection of 20 breakout sessions and 4 plenary sessions. These sessions will feature speakers from various states including Arkansas, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
Notable speakers include:
- Chief Booker T. Hodges, Bloomington Police Department Chief
- Dr. John Kelly, Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Former Seattle Police Chief, and Former Buffalo, NY Police Chief
- Judge Abby Abinati, Yurok Chief Judge
- Sandro Galea, Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health
Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
Boston University- George Sherman Union- Metcalf Ballroom
775 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Isabella Nowak, PAARI Project Manager – Public Relations
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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 43 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.