Webb-McRae

Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae, center.

The Cumberland County group Compassionate Addiction Recovery Equals Success has begun a peer recovery coach law-enforcement initiative, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

CARES partnered with the Prosecutor’s Office, the county Department of Human Services and the Southwest Council to train 14 peer recovery coaches in October.

The group of volunteers works one-on-one with addicts to remove obstacles to sustaining recovery from substance abuse, according to the release.

Local police officers will be able to make passive referrals to the recovery program when they encounter individuals or families dealing with addiction.

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