PAARI – The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative

The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)

P.A.A.R.I. was started to support local police departments as they work with those struggling with the disease of addiction. Rather than arrest our way out of the problem of drug addiction, P.A.A.R.I. committed police departments:
• Encourage opioid drug users to seek recovery at Renaissance Recovery rehab center. Renaissance Recovery is a drug recovery center in Huntington Beach, Visit Website for more info.
• Help distribute life saving opioid blocking drugs to prevent and treat overdoses
• Connect people suffering with opioid addiction with treatment programs and facilities to make sure they can go through opioid detox period
• Provide resources to other police departments and communities that want to do more to fight the opioid addiction epidemic, this site has information for people who would like to recover from drug addiction.

P.A.A.R.I. was created by Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal to bridge the gap between police departments and those struggling with the disease of addiction. Since its founding, police departments in 24 states have joined as partners with the initiative.
PAARI has a 70% recovery rate.

*******Participating Police Departments in Ohio:*******

Ohio

– You will be helped regardless of insurance coverage or lack of coverage or if you have medicaid
– You can turn in your Heroin and other drugs, and paraphernalia – no questions, no charges
– This program is funded by donations and fundraising. No monies from taxpayers are used for funding
– It is possible you could be sent to treatment out of state if there are scholarships available
– There may be circumstances that make you ineligible for the program…read details carefully

***Berea Police Department – Safe Passages Program, 17 Berea Commons, Berea, OH 44017, Phone: 440-234-1234
– Anyone can walk in asking for help
– Those with an outstanding warrant are not eligible
– Once assessed, they will make all calls and arrangements for detox and/or rehab for a facility
– There will be placement in a detox or rehab within 72 hours, most likely less

***Berea Police Department – Safe Passages Program, 17 Berea Commons, Berea, OH 44017, Phone: 440-234-1234
– Anyone can walk in asking for help
– Those with an outstanding warrant are not eligible
– Once assessed, they will make all calls and arrangements for finding centers to get rid of Alcohol Abuse. They will recommend a detox and/or rehab facility.
– There will be placement in a detox or rehab within 72 hours, most likely less

Bucyrus Police Department – Operation HOPE, 500 South Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820, Phone: 419-562-1006
– Anyone can walk in asking for help
– Not eligible are those registered as sex offender and/or has been previously convicted of a felony sex offense. or those having an outstanding warrant – you will be taken into custody if your warrant is within jurisdiction. If a non-extraditable warrant, you may be referred to a First Step Coach. If you are on probation, the placement will be coordinated with your probation officer.
– Detailed info: http://paariusa.org/…/OperationHopePolicyBucyrus09142016-1.…

Creston Police Department – Operation: Second Chance, 120 Brooklyn Ave, Creston, OH 44217, Phone: 330-435-6534
– Anyone can walk in and ask for help
– Not eligible are those with pending charges in any jurisdiction, those charged with a past violent crime, currently registered as a sex offender or any past arrests for any sex-related crime, currently on probation/parole
– Detailed info: http://paariusa.org/…/upl…/sites/46/2015/09/PAARI-Policy.pdf

Any Lorain County Police Department or Lorain County Sheriff Department, Phone: 440-963-0147
– Any person in need of recovery can walk in and ask for help.
– A peer support specialist and/or a volunteer facilitator will respond to the station within 75 minutes to assist in locating a detox or treatment.
– Family is also offered support at Let’s Get Real and options of other community resources.

Lodi Police Department – Safe Passages Program or Begin Again Program , 110 Ainsworth Street, Lodi, Ohio 44254, Phone: 330-948-2040 if no answer, call 330-725-6631
– Anyone can walk in asking for help
– Not eligible are those with an outstanding warrant or on probation/parole
– Lodi PD will have you call First Step Recovery in Warren, OH for a phone assessment.
– You will have to call First Step Recovery everyday to get in, Lodi PD does not make the arrangements

Newark Police Department, 39 South 4TH Street, Newark OH 43055, Phone: 740-670-7200
– Licking County Resident
– Not eligible are those with an active warrant, pending criminal case, are a registered sex offender, suspect in other cases, are a drug trafficker, or suffer from medical issues not directly related to addiction. Need to know does group therapy work in addiction situations? Help your loved ones recover.

Olmsted Township Police Department – Safe Passages Program, 26900 Cook Rd, Olmsted Township, OH 44138, Phone: 440-235-3335
– Anyone can walk in asking for help
– Not eligible are those with an outstanding warrant
– Once assessed, they will make all calls and arrangements for detox and/or rehab for a facility
– http://olmstedtownship.org/police/safe-passages-program/

Stow Police Department – Operation: Second Chance,
– Anyone can walk in and ask for help
– Not eligible are those with pending charges in any jurisdiction, those charged with a past violent crime, currently registered as a sex offender or any past arrests for any sex-related crime, currently on probation/parole
– Detailed info: http://paariusa.org/…/20…/09/Chapter-47-PAARI-Initiative.pdf

Willard Police Department – Fresh Start ANGEL Program,
– Anyone can walk in asking for help.
– Not eligible are those with an outstanding warrant, have three or more drug related CONVICTIONS and at least one of those convictions from a possession with intent to distribute OR trafficking OR drug violation in a school zone, the officer or Watch Commander expresses the reasonable belief that the ANGEL (volunteer) could be seriously harmed by the subject, presents with any signs or symptoms of withdrawal or any other clear medical conditions, or simply requests at the time of intake, he or she will be immediately transported to Mercy Hospital
– Downloadable detailed info: | Size: 38 KB 15th Aug 2016 Willard, Ohio Policy PAARI

Cuyahoga Falls Police Department (PENDING)

Bedford Police Department, 165 Center Rd, Cleveland, OH 44146, Phone: 440-232-7600
– No online info available

Blendon Township Police Department, 6330 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH 43081, Phone: 614-889-9494
– No online info available

Circleville Police Department, 151 East Franklin St., Circleville, OH 43113, Phone: 740-474-8888
– No online info available

Norton Police Department, 4060 Columbia Woods Dr., Norton OH 44203, Phone: 330-706-0084
– No online info available
http://www.thepostnewspapers.com/…/article_af578fd0-24aa-58…

Wellington Police Department, 117 Willard Memorial Square, Wellington, OH 44090, Phone: 440-647-2244
– No online info available
http://www.newsnet5.com/…/heroin-addicts-turn-themselves-in…
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Know Your Rights – The Good Samaritan Law – House Bill 110
The law, effective September 13, 2016, grants immunity to callers and to the person overdosing on heroin, opioids or other drugs from arrest, charging, prosecution, conviction and penalization for a minor drug possession offense. The law requires the person who overdosed to receive a referral for treatment within 30 days of receiving medical assistance in order to receive immunity.

A provision of the law provides that:
– Immunity is only good for two times and not available for people on parole or community control.
What happens if the person granted immunity fails to follow up with the treatment referral within 30 days?
– They could be charged but that means the prosecutor would be responsible for tracking each case.
The way the law is written, is it discretionary whether a person is granted immunity or not?
– No, they are granted immunity twice. Per the law, that is mandatory.
The stipulation is that they get the follow-up assessment. Are they then required to comply with the recommendation made at that assessment?
– No

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