PAARI is pleased to congratulate Chief John King and Milton Police Department for yesterday’s launch of Milton Cares overdose response team. Milton Police Department joins the movement of nearly 500 law enforcement agencies across the country who recognize that addiction is a disease not a crime that needs treatment, not jail. PAARI AmeriCorps Recovery Coach, Kurt Gerold, will be […]
Please click here to look through our slideshow commemorating the first year of the P.A.A.R.I AmeriCorps program.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Police Chiefs of Acton, Bedford, Concord, Carlisle, Lincoln, Lexington, Stow, Maynard and Hanscom Air Force Base, which make up the Central Middlesex Police Partnership (CMPP), are pleased to announce that their police departments have received their second AmeriCorps grant from the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I) to bring on a part-time recovery coach to increase the group’s addiction and recovery efforts.
We were so honored to celebrate the contributions and service of our 22 AmeriCorps members at last week’s graduation ceremony. These 22 dedicated individuals served 55 law enforcement agencies throughout Massachusetts and helped 4,245 unique individuals affected by substance use disorders. We are so proud of all their efforts and excited to see the amazing […]
A new in-depth feature in Yankee Magazine delves into how the national opioid crisis is having an especially acute effect on New England, and explores the work being done by P.A.A.R.I, the Gloucester Police Department and others to curtail the epidemic. The story looks beyond the numbers, focusing on the people on the front lines […]
Recovery Coach Jackie Tayabji, Program Coordinator Margie Taylor, Chief Kent, Capt. Greg Skehan and Officer Robert Aloisi were presented with the P.A.A.R.I AmeriCorps Excellence Award yesterday at the graduation ceremony for the first group of AmeriCorps members embedded with eastern Massachusetts police departments to support their opioid recovery efforts.