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Eight Volunteer Advocates Complete Training Program

For Immediate Release: 6/28/2017 10:34 am

The Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery (WPAR) was created to help in bridging the gap between police officers and individuals in need, and to guide individuals and their families to informational resources, clinical resources, and community support. WPAR was developed based with the belief that everyone deserves kindness and access to support, education, treatment, and resources. Volunteer Recovery Advocates a crucial part of this program.

On Thursday June 29th from 5:30 to 8:00pm at the Worcester Police Headquarters, 9-11 Lincoln Square, Worcester, WPAR will graduate eight (8) Volunteer Recovery Advocates from the first training series of the program. The following community members and leaders will be speaking about the need for this program, and their support for the efforts of WPAR:

Chief Steven M. Sargent
Worcester Police Department

Retired Chief Edward Gardella
Worcester Police Department

District Attorney Joseph Early
Worcester County District Attorney

Honorable Judge Michael Allard-Madaus
Worcester District Court

Robert Pezzella
Worcester School Safety Director

Cassandra Andersen
Department of Public Health

Jack Maroney
Author, East Side of Addiction

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