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PAARI Recovery Corps - Police Outreach - West Region
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 focus on the Western Region and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs. This VISTA will use Longmont Police Department in Colorado as an anchor host site but will be reporting to PAARI remotely. This VISTA will work closely with the Police Outreach team and PAAR’s Executive Director to expand and support PAARI’s network of law enforcement partners in their assigned region. 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 : Police Outreach VISTAs will be working with the Police Outreach VISTA Leader, Recovery Corps and other regional VISTAs, and PAARI executive director to expand and support PAARI’s network of law enforcement partners in their assigned region of the United States. They will be focusing on Outreach Marketing Event Planning Communication systems Developing a project plan for increasing awareness and participation, community assessments, community awareness and engagement, expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers,developing materials, developing policies and procedures, program development and delivery, technology use, developing data collection systems and processes.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Counseling ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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PAARI Recovery Corps - Police Outreach - West Region

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None


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

Contact Rachel Milan
225 Water St
Plymouth   MA   02360
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 97843