**Media Advisory** John Rosenthal and Leonard Campanello Available in Newton this Afternoon to Discuss The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.)
John Rosenthal, Co-founder & Chairman
One Bridge St., Suite #300
Newton, MA 02458
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Contact: Jessica Sacco (JGPR)
John Rosenthal and Leonard Campanello Available in Newton this Afternoon to Discuss The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.)
Non-profit Organization to Help Gloucester and Other Police Departments Battle Disease of Addiction
NEWTON — Co-founders Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello and John Rosenthal are available this afternoon to discuss the launch of The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) — a new nonprofit organization created in response to Gloucester’s revolutionary drug addiction program.
TODAY — June 16, 2015
One Bridge Street, Suite 300
Newton, MA 02458
GLOUCESTER POLICE CHIEF LEONARD CAMPANELLO, CO-FOUNDER
Chief Campanello created and implemented The Gloucester Initiative — a program that works to get addicts the help they need as opposed to charging them criminally — in an effort to change the way the department handles the drug and opioid epidemic in town. The policy went into effect on Monday, June 1. Click here to view the official police policy document. Chief Campanello’s program immediately gained support from leaders throughout the country, spurring the creation of P.A.A.R.I.
JOHN ROSENTHAL, CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
John is President of Boston-based Meredith Management, a real estate development and management firm with offices in Newton and Springfield. He is also the founder and Chairman of several successful nonprofit organizations including Friends of Boston’s Homeless and Stop Handgun Violence.