Kane County Chronicle (7/1/19)
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain announced in a news release the beginning of A Way Out, a program that provides non-punitive support and treatment center connection to those suffering from drug addiction in Kane County.
The program is under operation by other law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area, such as the Elgin Police Department’s similar We Can Help initiative, A Way Out encourages those citizens to call, walk-in, or use the Sheriff’s Office Tip411 portal on its website, kanesheriff.com, to initiate the support protocol, the release stated.
A member of the sheriff’s office will greet the citizen, triage their addiction issue and make immediate contact with local treatment centers for availability, the release stated.
Once a treatment center is located, the citizen in need will then be provided transportation to the facility.
This opportunity will be available to all residents of Kane County, the release stated...
“This is about caring for our residents, not incarcerating them,” Hain stated in the release.