Call For Partnership:
The PAARI Recovery Corps is a cohort of full-time volunteers spread across the country to serve alongside police to address the opioid epidemic and expand access to treatment and recovery. It was started in 2017 through AmeriCorps, a federal, national community service organization. The majority of our Recovery Corps members are embedded in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce overdose deaths and help more people with substance use disorders access treatment and recovery. Tasks of a Program Development VISTA can include building, strengthening and sustaining police-led programs, reducing overdose deaths and helping people with substance use disorders access treatment and recovery, developing project plans for increasing awareness and participation, community assessments, expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers, developing financial resources, developing program marketing materials, developing policies and procedures, technology use, developing data collection systems and processes, volunteer recruitment and management systems.
Due to the Recovery Corps program, members have established a wide variety of partnerships. Some examples of Recovery Corps members’ successes:
– Co-wrote a $286,000 grant to bring a LEAD diversion program to a department in Maine.
– Co-wrote a $900,000 3 year grant from The U.S. DOJ, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
– Served 10,013 individuals directly and indirectly between June 2021 to October, 2022.
– Recruited 176 volunteers who have been able to provide hundreds of hours of work to their department/agency.
Please fill out the form if you are interested in hosting a full-time PAARI National Recovery Corps Program Development service member to assist your department. Departments that currently host PAARI Recovery Corps members are encouraged to apply for another year as a host site, if desired.
Police departments may apply as a group if your program model lends itself to sharing one or more member.
Contact Vanessa Lopes- McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 296-0769 with any questions.