Burlington County Times, March 19, 2018 –
An initiative Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina has been working on for months that would allow those who are addicted to receive treatment instead of jail time took the next step forward. The program would allow someone addicted to drugs, primarily heroin and opioids, to turn in what they are using at a participating police departments without the fear of arrest. Instead of facing criminal possession and other charges, the person would receive help to get into treatment.
The program would be similar to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office’s “Heroin Addiction Recovery Treatment,” better known as the HART program, which began in January 2017.