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June 16, 2020

Franklin Police Respond to President's Order on Police Reform

The Franklin Police Department is already actively engaged in this process on many levels. For mental health calls for service and follow up we already have in place our Jail Diversion Program.

June 2, 2020

Race, Police & the Pandemic: A Conversation with Jelani Cobb

Jelani Cobb, a staff writer for The New Yorker, author of several books, and The Ira A.

Franklin/Medway Co-response Clinician Kallie Montagano, MA
January 29, 2020

Nearly $300k saved last year through Franklin/Medway Police Jail Diversion Program

FRANKLIN – Nearly $300,000 in criminal justice and health care was saved last year due to the presence of a clinician on-scene during Franklin and Medway police calls, and 97% of those who were eligible for arrest diversion were diverted from arrest, according to a recently released report.

December 9, 2019

Massachusetts Is Trying a Radical But Shockingly Simple New Response to the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts is changing how to better respond to and support individuals with substance use disorders. The Advocates co-responder jail diversion model is helping to equip police departments to assist, rather than arrest, and connect people experiencing mental health or substance-related crisis to the resources they need. Read this recent Mothers Jones article to learn more.