Chief Terence M. Delehanty
3 Metcalf Square
Winthrop, MA 02152
Monday, March 18, 2019
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Winthrop Police to Present Recovery Model at National Conference
WINTHROP — Chief Terence Delehanty is pleased to announce that the Winthrop Police Department has been invited to present its drug recovery model at the National Drug Court Conference this summer.
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals annually hosts the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health and the justice system. This year, members of the Winthrop Police Department will have an opportunity to present at RISE19, which brings leaders from all corners of the drug recovery sector together.
Chief Delehanty and Sgt. Sarko Gergerian will co-lead a discussion about the success of Winthrop’s Community and Law Enforcement Assisted Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) Program. The conference will take place on July 14-17 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Created in 2014, C.L.E.A.R. is an innovative approach taken by the city of Winthrop, which relies on an intra-departmental and community team-based approach to connect people struggling with substance use disorders to recovery resources.
C.L.E.A.R. uses police data to identify people in the community, who members of the team then reach out to directly to offer help overcoming their addiction.
“We’re all proud of what the C.L.E.A.R. program has accomplished so far, and there’s no doubt it has made a tangible impact on our community,” Chief Delehanty said. “I’m grateful that our team will have an opportunity to share this model on such a large platform, and I’m hopeful that the success we’ve had in Winthrop will translate elsewhere.”
Winthrop’s C.L.E.A.R. team includes representatives from multiple career disciplines, including the law enforcement, public health and recovery communities.