November 9, 2012
NASHVILLE –Nashville Prevention Partnership will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall at the 2012 Annual NPP Awards Dinner Nov. 8 at Maggiano’s Restaurant.
NPP recognizes Hall’s career-long commitment to battling addictions as part of his philosophy: “The police arrest the person and it is our job to arrest the problem.”
Hall oversees programs that provide treatment each year for more than 700 offenders in Davidson County, incarcerated or not. “As sheriff and a member of the Nashville community, it is important we recognize the needs of those incarcerated and beyond when it comes to substance abuse. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office does all it can to ensure offenders leave our jails as taxpayers, not tax burdens. Part of fulfilling that commitment is offering the best in treatment services to those who want to turn their life around and we continue that service upon release,” Hall said.
Those programs include New Avenues for men, which, when established in 1990, was one of the first jail-based licensed treatment programs in the nation.
New Avenues has been expanded to offer Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) treatment for multiple-DUI offenders and others at a cost of $140, an affordable cost for alcoholics and addicts that is much lower than private IOP programs.
Hall also started the Healing Journey state-licensed alcohol and drugs treatment program for women.
Hall’s efforts in battling addictions have gotten nationwide attention. To that end, the National Institute of Corrections has selected DCSO as one of only four sites for an initiative called Transition from Jail to Community.
During his 25-year criminal justice career, Hall has served Davidson County under three sheriffs. He currently serves as the 101st president of the American Correctional Association. Hall is the first sheriff ever elected to this