PORT JERVIS – Port Jervis Police Department and Operation P.J. PRIDE community substance abuse prevention coalition are pleased to announce our participation in the Hope Not Handcuffs program. We are excited to be able to offer this resource to our community and open our front door as a first step in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Anyone seeking help in the fight against drug or alcohol addiction may come to the Port Jervis Police Department and ask for the Hope Not Handcuffs program. They will be treated with compassion and respect. A call will be made to an “Angel” volunteer from the Hope Not Handcuffs team who will actively seek out a treatment plan. Individuals suffering from addiction will instantly gain an advocate and a network of resources designed to lead them to success. Hope Not Handcuffs is a proactive approach to reach out to people struggling with drug addiction to encourage them to seek recovery and regain control of their lives.
Hope Not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley, a program of the Tri-County Community Partnership Inc., is aimed at bringing law enforcement, community organizations, and volunteers together to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with any substance including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol.
Since its inception, HNH, founded in Michigan, has expanded to include over 80 police departments in nine counties and has successfully connected more than 3,300 participants with the resources and treatment they need and deserve.