LOWELL — Acting Superintendent Barry Golner and the Lowell Police Department report that Co-Response Jail Diversion Clinicians Courtney Motuzas and Mackenzie Dezieck have partnered with police officers to divert 78 people from arrest or involuntary emergency room visits since July 2021.
ARLINGTON — Chief Julie Flaherty and Director of Health and Human Services Christine Bongiorno are pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Caccavaro as the departments’ new part-time recovery specialist.
Gloucester Police Department Announces Grant-Funded ‘Teach To Reach’ Initiative to Train Recovery Coaches
Chief Edward Conley and Mayor Greg Verga are pleased to report that the Gloucester Police Department Community Impact Unit has received $29,878 in grant funding for a new “Teach to Reach” Initiative that will provide training to recovery coaches.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth Sponsors Conference Examining the Intersection of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Executive Director Margie Daniels reports that the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is sponsoring a conference for educators examining the intersection of mental health and substance abuse.
MPY Conference to Focus on Building Supportive Communities to Address Mental Health and Substance Abuse Amid Pandemic
WAKEFIELD — Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to share that MPY will be presenting a conference for educators focused on creating safe and supportive communities for addressing substance abuse and mental health issues as the pandemic continues to impact students and families.
Plymouth County Outreach Releases Video Highlighting Stories of Those Lost to Substance Use Disorder
PLYMOUTH — The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County report that a video has been released on behalf of Plymouth County Outreach to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, which was Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Avon Coalition for Everyone’s Success to Host Weeklong Series on Youth Drug Use and Suicide Prevention
AVON — Town Administrator Gregory S. Enos is pleased to announce that the Avon Coalition for Everyone’s Success (ACES) will be hosting a week-long series of virtual events next week to raise awareness and education for youth drug use and suicide.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth County Outreach Advisory Board members and Police Chiefs would like to provide the following message relating to the recently-released 2020 Plymouth County Outreach Annual Report.
PLYMOUTH — Andie Brennan was 36 years old when she first started using heroin. Recently divorced and “lacking structure” in her life, she would experience several ups and downs over the next eight years, although at times there were far more down moments than she wanted to admit. It wasn’t long after she started using when she had her first overdose.
The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County would like to report that despite the ongoing closures and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, several resources are available to those in need.