C.A.R.E Program


  • Coordinate an action plan for an officer on duty to aid those arrested and struggling with opiate addiction by providing resources and access to treatment at the time of arrest. Conditions of that access include no current detainers (i.e. arrest warrants) in their name.
  • Recognize addiction as a disease and provide resources during the short window of
    opportunity when the addict is at his/her most receptive moment.
  • Recognize the disease of addiction as a nation-wide epidemic and provide resources for a pathway for recovery.


The Community Addiction Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E.) is standard operating procedure followed
by the Robbinsville Township Police Department when faced with suspects arrested in the
Township of Robbinsville for the possession of, or for being under the influence of, an opiate or
opioid drug.

C.A.R.E. allows police officers to offer a pathway to recovery by providing resources, access to
treatment and guidance from a trained drug counselor.

Robbinsville Township Police will follow standard operating procedure at the time of arrest with
the assistance of the local opiate task force.

Robbinsville Township Police will provide the counselor and the person struggling with addiction a safe, private setting to discuss the recovery process.

C.A.R.E. believes every crisis is a window of opportunity, and the key to the program’s success
is taking a leading role in the recovery process with immediate intervention.