KY State Troopers are stepping up their involvement in fighting opioid addiction and preventing overdoses. KSP will roll-out its Angel Initiative in March in recognizing that a big part of Kentucky’s drug problem involves the inaccessibility of treatment programs and resources. The Initiative will allow people who are addicted to opiates to come to any KSP post to receive aid in locating treatment programs and resources without fear of being arrested. This is a great step in the right direction by recognizing that treatment and education are better tools than criminal punishment for those who need help in breaking the chains of addiction. KSP hopes to expand the Initiative across the state and become the first state with a state-wide program.
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Today, Governor Bevin introduced a new law to help convicts’ re-entry into society. Senate Bill 120 (SB120) was introduced to the KY Senate for consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Whitney Westerfield sponsored the bill. The purpose of the Bill is to help those who have served their time to get jobs and treatment. This bill resulted from the Criminal Justice Reform panel that Governor Bevin initiated this past summer.