Arbitrator Settles PIR Ownership Dispute
Phoenix, Arizona – July 3, 2017 – The dispute over the ownership of Partners in Recovery, LLC, an Arizona nonprofit that provides behavioral health case management, treatment, and support to more than 6,000 adults in Maricopa County, has been resolved. Partners in Recovery remains equally owned by its founders, Marc Community Resources, Inc. (“Marc”), RI International (“RI”), and Jewish Family and Children’s Services (“JFCS”).
The arbitration has settled the matter that the information on RI International’s website and David Covington’s blog site was inaccurate, and RI is not the sole owner of Partners in Recovery. As part of the resolution of the dispute, RI has withdrawn its announcements about any change in ownership of Partners in Recovery, as well as all of its claims in press releases and court filings about the financial management of the agency.
The member agencies are ready to put the dispute in the past and move forward. Marc’s CEO, John Moore, and JFCS’s CEO, Lorrie Henderson, said “We are so delighted that the conversations with our funding sources, employees, families, individuals served and other stakeholders can once again be solely focused on PIR’s bright future, its leadership into integrated care and its innovative health solutions that deliver on its mission to provide hope, health and happiness. PIR continues to be the fastest growth clinic operator for individuals with serious mental illness in Maricopa County by fostering a culture of recovery, including the integration of best clinical practices with the wisdom of individuals receiving services and their family members.”