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PAARI Biddeford Maine Recovery Corps
 
 
 
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of more than 700 law enforcement partners in 34 states. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there were an estimated 100,306 deaths from drug overdoses in the United States from May 2020- May 2021. Law enforcement officers have a front row seat to the opioid epidemic and a growing number of police departments are motivated to adopt non-arrest programs that connect individuals with substance use disorders to treatment. Members of our National Recovery Corps will strengthen the ability of partnering law enforcement agencies to increase access to care and address addiction and poverty through non-arrest approaches. This program will place VISTAs in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. This position will be in OPTIONS/ Biddeford Maine, PD and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs, spread across the entire nation. Individuals with lived experience with addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are encouraged to apply.
 
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Member Duties : VISTAs will be embedded in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. Increase ability to serve more people, serve new groups of people, and/or engage in new or expanded strategies. Increase effectiveness in creating access to care for individuals with a substance use disorder. Increase ability to generate additional resources, such as funding, volunteers, and partnerships. Developing a project plan for increasing awareness and participation, community assessments, community awareness and engagement, expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers, developing financial resources, developing materials, developing policies and procedures, program development and delivery, technology use, developing data collection systems and processes, and volunteer recruitment and management systems.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Public Health AmeriCorps . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PAARI Biddeford Maine Recovery Corps

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/23/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/21/2022  To  05/05/2023 

Contact Vanessa McCoy
225 Water Street
Plymouth   MA   02360
5082960769
vanessa@paariusa.org

Listing ID 113275


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