Plymouth County Outreach Selected to Participate in Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative

The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County are pleased to announce that Plymouth County Outreach has been selected as a mentor site for the TASC’s Center for Health and Justice’s Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative.

PCO will serve as a mentor to other law enforcement and first responder agencies across the country in their efforts to respond to the opioid crisis.

Mentor sites were selected through a competitive process to participate in the program, which will fund peer-to-peer site visit opportunities for law enforcement and first responder agencies to visit mentor agencies.

The eight sites represent a diverse cross-section of successful diversion programs and collaborations between law enforcement and first responders, behavioral health providers, and other community partners to connect individuals with opioid use disorder to treatment, instead of entering the criminal justice system.

Plymouth County Outreach is one of eight jurisdictions that will participate in this initiative. Other counties include: Cabell County (West Virginia) Emergency Management Services, Colerain Township (Ohio) Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Lucas County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office, Mundelein (Illinois) Police Department, City of Philadelphia, Seattle-King County (Washington) Public Defender Association, and Tucson Police Department.

Click here for more information about the Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative.

About Plymouth County Outreach:

Plymouth County Outreach (PCO) is a collaboration of all 27 municipal police departments in the county, as well as Bridgewater State University Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, along with dozens of partners from healthcare, substance use disorder treatment organizations, the recovery community, faith-based groups, local substance use coalitions, concerned citizens and the region’s hospitals.

PCO’s Project Coordinator, Vicky Butler continues to keep the public updated through the PCO website: plymouthcountyoutreach.org | Facebook: @plymouthcountyoutreach | Twitter: @countyoutreach | Instagram: @plymouthcountyoutreach and can be reached at vbutler@plymouthcountyoutreach.org.

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