On behalf of Co-Chairman John Rosenthal and the entire Board of Directors, the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative offers its sincere congratulations to Chief Frederick Ryan on his retirement from the Arlington, Massachusetts Police Department.
GLOUCESTER — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that five Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) recovery coaches have been sworn in as AmeriCorps members to contribute to the Boston Police Department’s addiction and recovery efforts.
Just two months after enhancing its drug recovery efforts through its Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.)/AmeriCorps Unit, the Burlington Police Department is already reporting meaningful results.
What an amazing two years it has been! Since June 2015, P.A.A.R.I. has grown into a national movement of law enforcement agencies who believe in treatment over arrest and incarceration. We have placed more than 550 people into treatment through the Gloucester ANGEL Program alone and more than 10,000 individuals in total through our partners across the country.
In an article titled, “State’s fishing fleet confronts an opioid problem,” the Boston Globe highlights the Gloucester fishing industry’s push to be better equipped to handle the nation’s opioid epidemic.
WASHINGTON — The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) is pleased to announce that Co-founder and Chairman John Rosenthal and Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade led a contingent of law enforcement leaders on a trip to Washington, D.C. this morning to participate in a roundtable discussion with six U.S. Senators about the importance of continued affordable access to treatment for those suffering from a substance use disorder.