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September 10, 2020

Advocates’ jail diversion partnership with Mass. police departments marks 17th year

In recent months, there has been a new and important focus reforming police and justice systems to make them more equitable and safer for people of color.

September 4, 2020

Boston to Add 15 More Clinicians to Help Police with Mental Health Calls

Boston authorities are adding 15 social workers to a team that helps police respond to calls involving people with mental health problems, and other difficult situations, more than quadrupling the number of such clinicians.

September 2, 2020

Coffee Talk

On a recent episode of Coffee Talk, an online talk show presented by Southborough Youth and Family Services and produced by Southborough Access Media, Chief Kenneth Paulhus of the Southborough Police Department and Advocates Co-Response Program Supervisor, Sheena Mahoney, LICSW spoke w
August 26, 2020

Framingham Community Mental Health Seminar

On Wednesday August 26, 2020, the City of Framingham held a live Community Mental Health Seminar. Katelyn Dehey, LMHC, Manager of the Co-Response Training and Technical Assistance Center, Officer Jay Ball of the Framingham Police Department, and Bonnie Cuccaro, MA, Co-Response Supervisor led the seminar.

August 21, 2020

Framingham Community Mental Health Seminar

The City of Framingham is hosting a free Community Mental Health Seminar on Wednesday August 26, 2020 from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The seminar will be held remotely via Zoom and aims to introduce resources available to Framingham residents if they or a loved one are facing mental health challenges.