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November 27, 2018

Sarah Abbott Presents Research about Jail Diversion Program

Co-response jail diversion programs were on the agenda at the American Society of Criminology’s annual international conference: “Institutions, Cultures, and Crime,” held this month in Atlanta, Georgia.

September 28, 2018

Framingham Community, Mayor Spicer, Welcome The Living Room

Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental health challenge in a given year, according to the National Institutes of Health.

April 25, 2018

Framingham officials discuss opioid crisis

As attitudes in the “war on drugs” change, the city is hoping to tackle the opioid crisis as a public health problem rather than a law enforcement one.

February 2, 2018

As I See It: A local model pointing the way for Massachusetts criminal justice reform

As Massachusetts considers a sweeping criminal justice bill, it is imperative that legislators consider evidence-based programs that are successfully diverting individuals with mental health and substance abuse conditions from the criminal justice system and preventing recidivism.

January 29, 2018

Advocates Expands Jail Diversion Program to Hudson, Sudbury

Advocates, a provider of services to individuals facing life challenges, announced the expansion of its pre-arrest, co-responder Jail Diversion Program through a partnership with the Hudson and Sudbury police departments.