WHAT IT IS
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.
HOW IT WORKS: JUST WALK IN
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.
Town of Wallkill Police Department
99 Tower Dr.
Middletown, NY 10941
*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 2100 participants have been connected to the treatment they deserve. If you or a loved one needs help, please reach out.