WHAT WE DO
CMPP, through the Jail Diversion Program, provides outreach and follow up by the Clinician and Recovery Coach (learn more about our Recovery coach here!) to residents coming into contact with law enforcement because of a substance use related issue. These include overdoses, or general police calls where substances are involved.
People are provided assistance accessing substance use treatment and are referred to resources, including family support.
We will also help those who come to or reach out to the police station looking for treatment.
Prevention and Education
CMPP collaborates with local stakeholders to provide and supplement ongoing community and school substance use programming.
In the 2016-2017 school year, CMPP joined with multiple groups to host the movie "If Only" produced by James Wahlberg of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, followed by an interactive panel of substance abuse experts, community members, law enforcement, and school officials. The movie tells the story of two students' experiences with prescription drug use and allowed for conversation and education around keeping people safe from opioid and other substance misuse. These events reached approximately 3200 students and 350 community members.
"If Only" Screenings and Panel Events
Carlisle Public School and the Carlisle Board of Health
Concord Carlisle High School with Concord Carlisle Youth Services and the Center for Parents and Teachers
Maynard High School
Nashoba Regional School District
Bedford Board of Health and Hanscom Air Force Base
Lexington High School and Lexington Human Services Department
CMPP also works with towns' existing social service providers to share information and plan regional collaborative substance abuse events.
Opioid and other substance use issues have been identified as major drivers behind criminal activity, and each Police Department works together to discuss local trends and share information about keeping their communities safe.