Hope Not Handcuffs program launched in Port Jervis


PORT JERVIS – The Port Jervis Police Department and Operation P.J. PRIDE community substance abuse prevention coalition announced their 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,” said Police Chief William Worden.

Anyone seeking help in fighting drug or alcohol addiction may come to the police department and ask for the Hope Not Handcuffs program. “They will be treated with compassion and respect,” said Worden.

A call will be made to an “angel” volunteer from the program team who will actively seek out a treatment plan. Worden said persons 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.

The program is a component 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.


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