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Cutting Edge Approaches to Re-Entry Innovation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

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Massachusetts federal and state courts have been on the leading edge of a national re-entry movement which represents a paradigmatic shift away from the conventional notions that permeate our adversarial criminal justice system.  Our federal and state courts have created court run programs specifically tailored to reduce recidivism rates and to address the particular needs of offenders, including drug or alcohol dependence, job training, and education.  Rather than relying on partisan arguments, these programs encourage probation officers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, and judges to work together in an effort to curb criminal activity and afford participants the best opportunity to acquire life skills and to take control of their lives. 

Join the jurists and the former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner of Probation who developed, and continue to spearhead, these programs and learn about the inner workings of the individual programs along with the potential for future growth of these specialized court programs.

 

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Contact:

Jennifer Jones
jjones@bostonbar.org

 

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