Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency on illicit drugs and alcohol.


When a person is ready to begin the process of recovery, they can walk in to a participating police department and ask for help.

They will be greeted with support, compassion and respect. Once accepted into the program,* the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.

A trained Angel volunteer will be called to the station to help with paperwork and to provide support until a treatment option is found.

Regardless of insurance status, our team will work directly with local substance abuse services for placement in a treatment facility as soon as possible.

Participating Law Enforcement agencies

Orange County:

City of Middletown Police Department 2 James St. Middletown, NY 10940

Town of Wallkill Police Department 99 Tower Dr. Middletown, NY 10941

Town of Montgomery Police Department 110 Bracken Rd. Montgomery, NY 12549

Village of Maybrook Police Department 111 Schipps Ln. Maybrook, NY 12543

Town of Crawford Police Department 121 State Route 302 Pine Bush, NY 12566

Town of Mount Hope Police Department 7 Baker Street Otisville , NY 10963

Village of Walden Police Department 1 Municipal Square Walden, NY 12586

Town of Goshen Police Department 44 Police Hwy, Goshen, NY 10924

Rockland County:

Village of Piermont Police Department 478 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY 10968

Clarkstown Police Department 20 Maple Ave. New City, NY

Dutchess County:

Wappingers Falls Police Department 2628 South Ave. Wappingers Falls NY 12590

Putnam County:

Putnam County Sheriff Office 3 County Center, Carmel, NY 10512

Kent Police Department 40 Sybils Crossing, Carmel, NY 10512

Carmel Police Department 60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac, NY 10541

*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: A felony or domestic violence warrant; Danger to others; Under 18 without parent or guardian consent; Medical condition that may need hospitalization.

Since the launch of Hope Not Handcuffs in 2017, over 2800 participants have been connected to the treatment they deserve. If you or a loved one needs help, please reach out.