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‘The Police Aren’t Just Getting You in Trouble. They Actually Care.’

POLITICO (06/02) – In 2015, police in towns across eastern Massachusetts began to embrace a new way to respond to a public health crisis with a rapidly escalating death toll. … [A]nyone who showed up at the police station and asked for help overcoming an opiate addiction would get it, without fear of arrest, no matter where they lived or whether they had insurance. Police, [the police chief] said, would get them into treatment. Read more

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