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Co-Response Jail Diversion Program Featured on NBC10 Boston

In 2003, Advocates launched the first co-response jail diversion program in Massachusetts with the Framingham Police Department. A recent segment from NBC10 Boston features Advocates clinician Cassie McGrath and highlights our 20-year partnership with the department.

Co-response mental health clinician joins Shrewsbury Police Department

The Shrewsbury Police Department responded to nearly 1,000 mental health calls between 2017 to 2021. That marked a 38% increase from the previous five year period, according to Chief Kevin Anderson.

Enter Jessica Atwood, who is the department’s new jail diversion program co-response clinician.

Jessica Atwood smiling standing in front of the Shrewsbury police department sign outside.

Stow Police Department Announces Start of Jail Diversion Program

STOW – Chief Michael Sallese is pleased to announce that the Stow Police Department is partnering with the Harvard Police Department and Advocates to begin a Jail Diversion Program, which will connect those with mental-health or substance misuse issues to needed services.