We condemn the actions -and inaction - of Minneapolis law enforcement, which directly resulted in the death of George Floyd. We stand with the many voices calling for continued reform of policing, and we are proud of our decades-long contributions to these reform efforts in Massachusetts.
Guided by an unwavering commitment to improving police responses to individuals in crisis, Advocates is grateful to our 15 partner police agencies for welcoming us in. We stand committed to guiding communities willing to collaborate with law enforcement to deliver a safer, more compassionate response to individuals in crisis.
Please read on for a response to the recent violence targeting the Black community from Advocates President & CEO, Diane Gould, and Chief Diversity Officer, Barbara Holland.
Sarah Abbott, Ph.D.
Jail Diversion Program Director