Are you interested in helping someone that suffers from drug or alcohol addiction? Would you be willing to donate a little of your time to have a direct impact on someone’s path to recovery? The Hope Not Handcuffs program is growing and we need volunteer ‘Angels’ to continue its success!

What is Hope Not Handcuffs

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 with any substance including heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol. A person can come to a participating law enforcement agency and ask for help. They will be greeted with compassion and respect. An Angel volunteer will be called to assist until a treatment option is found.

What is an Angel

Angels help participants complete paperwork and place a call to the appropriate provider for treatment assistance. Meetings are safe and always take place at a participating police station. Once a treatment option is found, transportation will be arranged. Volunteers pick their days and hours to be “on call”.

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Select Your County


Currently Serving:

City of Middletown Police Department

Town of Wallkill Police Department

Town of Crawford Police Department

Town of Montgomery Police Department

Village of Maybrook Police Department

Town of Mount Hope Police Department

Town of Goshen Police Department

Village of Walden Police Department


Port Jervis Police Department

Town of New Windsor Police Department

Town of Warwick Police Department

Village of Greenwood Lake Police Department


Currently Serving:

Piermont Police Department

Clarkstown,Police Department


Orange Town Police Department


Currently Serving:

Wappingers Falls Police Department


Looking for Angels!


Putnam County Sheriffs Department

Kent Police Department

Carmel Police Department