Putnam County has launched a new initiative called Hope Not Handcuffs, a program to bring hope to those struggling with addiction. This program brings law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help. The Hope not Handcuffs Hudson Valley Coordinators trained many community members recently to become volunteer Angels. These Angels will assist participants with paperwork and provide support until a treatment option is found. The Putnam County Sheriff, Kent Police Chief and Carmel Police Chief will all be participating in this program.