YSF – Care Before Cuffs

Last week the City of Miami Police Department received $1.6 million in grants from the Justice Department to fund the Collaborative Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery program – or CLEAR. It partners police with the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, The University of Miami Health System, and other agencies to give those found with small amounts of opioids (or other drugs) a choice between jail or a one-year outpatient treatment program. We get details from Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina, and the medical professionals tasked with helping these addicts get the help they need.


Chief Jorge Colina, City of Miami Police Department

Laura M. Naredo, M.S., C.H.C., C.H.P.C., South Florida Behavioral Health Network

Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, IDEA Exchange/UHealth