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Law Enforcement Initiatives

Our Recovery Support Services partner with law enforcement to implement innovative and model practices that encourage recovery.  

For more information on these programs, please contact Ellen Elias at 201-740-7112 and 

Heroin Addiction Recovery Team (HART)

This model program is now in operation in local police departments.  A recovery specialist is made available to individuals who voluntarily turn over their drugs and paraphernalia and/or are looking for help. The Patient Navigator will assist in connecting the individual to treatment. 

Operation Helping Hand (OHH)

This community policing campaign is a partnership with the Bergen County Prosecutors Office, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Bergen County Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency, and our Recovery Support Services that offers those who have recently been arrested  during the campaign for a drug related offense an opportunity to engage in treatment as a means to rehabilitate themselves before facing legal penalties. 

Sheriff's Department Initiative (SDI)