The police assisted project is an effort to involve local law enforcement in the process of getting those addicted to drugs off the streets and into rehabilitation.
The underlying goal needs to be to get those addicted to alcohol and drugs on the road to recovery. With the police assisted project, anyone struggle with addiction who wants help can walk into a participating police station and ask for help with the threat of being arrested.
The police department will then contact us and a certified peer supporter will be sent out within 75 minutes. Similarly to our WHO project, this is considered a crisis management project, which means there are peer supporters available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.
Currently, we are working with the Wellington Policed Department, the Lorain Police Department, and the Elyria police Department. We also provided feedback for organizations in Huron County to start a similar program modeled after ours with the Norwalk Police Department.