A video of this discussion that took place on March 4th is available here.
The Menomonie Police Department is inviting the public to join them for a virtual event to discuss Project Hope. This is a live Facebook event scheduled for 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The discussion will cover current initiatives and future steps. The event can be found here on Facebook. Questions can be submitted via direct message on Facebook.
Project Hope is a program started by the Menomonie Police Department in partnership with several other local agencies to reduce methamphetamine/opioid addictions and the crimes that stem from those addictions.
Project Hope focuses on four different areas to address drug addiction and crime: Prevention, Treatment, Enforcement, and Harm Reduction.
Prevention consists of several programs that aim to educate youth, parents, and the community about methamphetamine/opioid addiction.
Treatment focuses on diverting offenders away from the criminal justice system toward treatment.
Enforcement works to curb the illegal sale of controlled substances and provides
juvenile diversion programs that educate low-level delinquents to avoid exposure to the criminal justice system.
Harm Reduction uses education, activities, and programs to improve our communities' overall quality of life.
More information on Project Hope can be found at the Menomonie Police Department website.
Information provided by the Menomonie Police Department.