The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has announced the organization will be participating in the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program, an initiative of Families Against Narcotics. Participation will mean that a person with an addiction issue will be able to come to the Sheriff’s Office 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week to seek help getting into a treatment program.
Once the person arrives at the office seeking help, the individual will be met by a Hope Not Handcuffs “Angel”, a volunteer working with Families Against Narcotics, who will facilitate a treatment center placement. According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, participation begins at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Sheriff Donnellon, “We are extremely pleased to be able to assist in the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program,” as he is “hopeful those with an addiction issue will take advantage of this program and start their road to recovery.”
According to Families Against Narcotics, the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program is aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with any substance, including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. The Port Huron Police Department announced a partnership with Hope Not Handcuffs at the beginning of January.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.