Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Blue CARES: Next Step (BCNS). This program has been developed in collaboration with the Berks County Office of the District Attorney (BCODA) and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. This program is an expansion of the current Blue CARES program.
Blue CARES: Next Step is aligned with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative, a new statewide program that allows people to seek help for addiction through local law enforcement without the threat of arrest. Berks County’s program was highlighted by PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro in a news conference in April. Learn more.
Watch the video below to learn about the procedure and what cases may qualify for this program.
Running time: 21 minutes.