Most recently we have been doing a JDP – Jail Diversion Program with the Worcester Police Department, working closely in a team approach with the CIT-Crisis Intervention Team, Officer Janis Bianculli who is our Police Officer Liaison and a trained Recovery Coach, WPD Vice Squad and WPD Sexual Assault Unit. The goal of this team effort is to show compassionate care and offer treatment to those who are in active addiction.
The goal of this team effort is to show compassionate care and offer treatment to those who are in active addiction.
A decoy officer will identify a person who is soliciting in various high-risk areas and is seeking “sex for a fee.” The decoy officer will then pick them up and the individual will be brought to the team of police officers and recovery coaches. At this time, the person is offered treatment and isn’t forced into treatment.
We provide them with compassionate care and explain the services we can provide. If the person has an outstanding warrant, they are brought to the PD and booked. Either way, if the person seeks treatment or not, they are mailed a summons for court.
We support all people, wherever they are in their addiction and recovery. We connect them with others on the path to recovery All our services are provided without judgement-free, and everyone is treated with compassion – no matter their current circumstances. We bridge the gaps between those in need of community and the support necessary (MAT, Introduction to Everyday Miracles Recovery Support Center, inpatient and residential placement, outpatient treatment options, etc.) to succeed on whatever recovery path they choose. We’re available for on-going, consistent engagement until it is decided our services are no longer wanted or needed.