Hancock County offers a hand up to help women to kick heroin

2017-12-30T22:51:35+00:00September 19th, 2017|

GREENFIELD, Ind. -- He doesn't want to see it anymore -- people he knows, whose families he frequently runs into around the place where he has lived his entire life, ending up in jail -- or dead -- because of heroin. Hancock County's prosecutor believes a new partnership that happened almost on the spur of [...]

County reserves beds at facility: Officials aim to reduce recidivism, help drug addicts

2017-12-30T22:58:06+00:00August 26th, 2017|

HANCOCK COUNTY — County officials will spend $18,000 to reserve beds for local offenders at a women’s recovery center in Indianapolis. Four beds at the Dove Recovery House — one of the area’s leading drug-treatment facilities, local officials say — will be set aside for the next year for female offenders from Hancock County who [...]

New “heroin protocol” offers rehab instead of prison

2017-12-30T23:07:16+00:00November 22nd, 2016|

HANCOCK COUNTY (WTHR) - Heroin addiction has been called a scourge. It's been called an epidemic. But rarely do we hear about solutions. Officials in Hancock County are trying to change that. They've got a new approach to the heroin problem called a "heroin protocol." It trades some jail time and required rehab instead of [...]