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August 1, 2019

Breakfast with Westborough Police Department

Every month Chief Jeffrey Lourie of the Westborough Police Department hosts "Breakfast with the Chief" at the Westborough Senior Center.

July 20, 2019

Streetwise clinician helps bring more humane approach to police calls in Berkshires

In this article, "Streetwise Clinician Helps Bring More Humane Approach to Police Calls in Berkshires," reporter Amanda Drane highlights various types of situations Richard has been able to assist police with by co-responding to calls for service.

Advocates Jail Diversion and Local SRO's speak at Annual School Safety Conference
May 14, 2019

14th Annual New England School Safety Conference

Last month, Dr. Sarah Abbott, our Jail Diversion Program Director and Taylor Hayden, our Sudbury/Hudson co-response clinician, sat on a panel at the 14th Annual New England School Safety Conference

April 25, 2019

Framingham Law Day speaker: Freedom of the press is a pillar of democracy

Retired Ashland Police Chief Craig Davis and Dr. Sarah Abbott, director for the Jail Diversion Program at Advocates in Framingham, were awarded the Judge Robert C. Campion Award for Community Service for the work they did for starting the Jail Diversion Program in Framingham in 2003, and expanding it throughout the state.

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.