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PAARI National Recovery Corps - Macomb, MI
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 nearly 600 law enforcement partners in 34 states. The opioid epidemic is our country’s greatest public health emergency and there were more than 72,000 drug related overdose deaths in the US in 2017. Only 11% of people who need access to treatment for a substance use disorder receive care. Access to treatment is particularly difficult for individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployed individuals, low-income adults, formerly incarcerated adults, low-income veterans, and those with concurrent physical health issues and mental health disorders. 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 Macomb County, Michigan and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs across the entire nation. VISTAs will work to build and cultivate the capacity of the Macomb County Hope Not Handcuffs (HNH) base of Angel volunteers, contribute to helping raise awareness of the HNH program throughout the county, and assist with collecting data to monitor and report program effectiveness. Individuals with lived experience with addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are ideal candidates for these service positions.
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Member Duties : VISTAs will be part of Families Against Narcotics’ Hope Not Handcuffs (HNH) team, which collaborates with police departments to provide compassionate support, resources, and treatment options to people struggling with substance use disorder. Duties will include, Working to grow the group of HNH Angel volunteers, including developing a Volunteer Recruitment and Management System, researching sources of volunteers, recruiting them, and assisting with training. Helping develop and expand activities that will raise awareness of HNH, both with Macomb County police agencies and the community. This will include engagement at outreach activities like meetings, events, and presentations, as well as providing community feedback to the Program Director. Assist with improving the ability to collect data and monitor/report program effectiveness, including reviewing data for accuracy to ensure smooth migration into a new database application and generating monthly reports.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Counseling ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
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PAARI National Recovery Corps - Macomb, MI

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  07/10/2020  To  12/31/2020 

Contact Rachel Milan
225 Water St
Plymouth   MA   02360
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97797