Press Release



(Port Huron Township)  The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program, which is an initiative of Families Against Narcotics.


According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, participation begins at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.


What that means is a person with an addiction issue will be able to come to the Sheriff’s Office 24 hours a day, seven days a week to seek help getting into a treatment program.  Once the person is here, they will be met by a Hope Not Handcuffs “Angel”, a volunteer working with Families Against Narcotics, who will facilitate a treatment center placement.


“We are extremely pleased to be able to assist in the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program,” said Sheriff Donnellon.  “We are hopeful those with an addiction issue will take advantage of this program and start their road to recovery.”


According to Families Against Narcotics, the “Hope Not Handcuffs” program is aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with any substance, including heroin, prescription drugs and alcohol.  They will be greeted with compassion and respect.


If you have any questions about the program, you can contact Families Against Narcotics at (833) 202-HOPE (4673).  You can also get information at their website:


Date Released: 2/4/2020