Elk County has a new Addiction Treatment Program that works to get individuals into treatment instead of putting them straight into the criminal system. People can contact a member of Law Enforcement at any time to ask for a referral or to be connected to treatment, with no threat of arrest or prosecution.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Elk County will get about $1.2 Million to spend on this treatment. Shapiro saying: “This is money that will begin to flow into Elk County this summer, and we will be able to use it to save lives immediately. What is clear is that our communities need additional support.”
The policy also includes the ability for Law Enforcement to connect people with treatment options at their discretion.