WARSAW — In yet another initiative to bolster public relations for the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Kyle Dukes orchestrated an event at the county jail designed to provide information to the public on the various addiction services available in the county.
Dubbed Community Information Day, the sheriff’s office worked in concert with related organizations such as its Jail Chemical Addiction Program to provide information seekers a one-stop-shopping approach to all those services and organizations with a stake in battling local addiction.
Courtney Jenkins, JCAP’s coordinator, told media that a host of organizations were represented at the event. For her organization, battling addiction within the confines of the county jail and trying to overcome a loss of skills as a result of those addictions, is the main focus.
“We want to be able to prevent this (incarceration from drug-related offenses) from the beginning,” said Jenkins. “We know that’s not always the case and when people realize they have a problem it’s generally too late.”
Other organizations represented at the event included The Bowen Center, The Beaman Home, The Rose Garden, Serenity House, Fellowship Missions, A Bridge To Hope, New Life Christian Church/Celebrate Recovery and SMART Recovery. The event was held in the jail lobby from noon until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.