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Thursday Nov 19 | via The Medina Gazette
People seeking help for drug addiction will soon be able to turn to Lodi police without fear of criminal charges. The Lodi Police Department announced it has partnered with a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization, Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, that works with 46 police agencies across the nation to get opiate addicts treatment instead of jail time. Comment?
Monday Nov 2 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
A police program in Gloucester that helps fast-track heroin addicts into treatment is catching on in other states and showing signs of reducing crimes associated with addiction. Gloucester police say dozens of departments in nine states have taken a page from their "Angel Program," which gives addicts a chance to make treatment rather than arrest the first response they get from police. Comment?
Sunday Nov 1 | via CBS Local
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Sunday Nov 1 | via Christian Science Monitor
Other states are modeling their drug addiction treatment programs after Massachusetts pioneered a police program that helps fast-track heroin addicts into treatment. In this July 10, 2015 file photo, volunteer Ruth Cote, facing, hugs Kylee Moriarty, who had voluntarily come to the police for help kicking her heroin addiction, inside the police station in Gloucester, Mass. Comment?
Oct 18, 2015 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gregory Gibson was in North Dakota when an email from College Town arrived with questions about the author's scheduled talk at Fitchburg State University on Oct. 20 about gun violence and his book, “Gone Boy: A Walkabout,” written in the wake of his son's murder on a college campus in Western Massachusetts. College Town asked why he had decided to speak at FSU when he hadn't responded to two previous invitations, according to information provided by David P. Weiss, director of the Crocker Center for Civic Engagement at the university. Comment?
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