The Florida Department of Corrections and Bridges of America are once again at odds, this time over the department's plan to shift services away from community-based transition centers and expand in-prison treatment.
Leonard Campanello, the Gloucester, Mass., police chief who has gained national acclaim for efforts to alter law enforcement's response to the opioid crisis, has been fired amid a probe into his personal conduct.
Allie Hunter McDade has been hired as the first full-time executive director of the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative, which now involves the participation of more than 150 local police departments across the country.
A University of California, San Diego treatment program that specializes in serving those who have had previous unsuccessful treatment experiences is a recipient of a 2016 Outstanding Clinical Care Award.
Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.