Events

The Designated Driver Program
Take the Online Pledge

December 8, 2014


The goal of the Designated Driver Program is to increase the public´s awareness of, and to encourage the use of designated drivers to reduce the injuries and effects caused by drunk drivers.

Local Police Departments and the District Attorney have joined with a record number of liquor serving establishments across four towns to mark the 11th year that the Designated Driver Program has been in existence.



District Attorney Cruz supports the Hingham Police Department´s Promotional Program
"Do It Right, Win A Night!"  Take the online pledge for your chance to win at: www.hpd.org



Plympton-Carver Triad Annual Holiday Luncheon

December 4, 2014


The Plympton-Carver Triad held their 9th Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Upland Sportsman´s Club in Plympton, MA.   Approximately 70 seniors from Plympton and Carver were in attendance.



Invited Guests included District Attorney Tim Cruz, Sheriff Joe McDonald,
Plympton Police Chief Pat Dillon and Plympton Deputy Fire Chief Don Vautrinot.






Resources to Inspire Treatment and Recovery:
Creating Family Pathways to Well-Being

South Shore VNA
30 Reservoir Park Drive
Rockland, MA
Monday, November 17, 2014


Youth Health Connection hosted a regional Treatment Provider Health Fair which focused on resources available for teens, young adults and their families.   The presentation, "Overcoming Addiction as a Family: An Introduction to Motivation, Positive Reward and Family Training" was presented by Olivera Bogunovic, MD and Benjamin Silverman, MD; Co-Founders of Hingham Wellness and faculty members at Harvard Medical School.

Youth Health Connection (YHC) is a collaborative effort between the South Shore Hospital, the Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office, the Norfolk County District Attorney´s Office, Caron and SADD.

YHC brings together community resources that influence the lives of children and families.   Through collaboration, connection, communication, and coalition building YHC works to collectively make a positive difference in the mental health and physical well being of children, teens and parents to reduce risk and increase resiliency.   YHC was founded in 1994 and continues to grow and develop its mission and reach.


Town of Hingham- Informational Forum
to Prevent Substance Abuse

October 22, 2014


An Informational Forum to prevent substance abuse was held at the Hingham Middle School.  The purpose of the forum was to educate the public about the dangers of opiates and other drugs that have surfaced in our communities.

District Attorney Tim Cruz and Chief Mike Peraino joined DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and Dr. Janet Limke in presenting information regarding the opiate epidemic in Plymouth County.



Bridgewater State University:
Department of Criminal Justice

Targeting Truths About Gun Violence & Gun Control
October 22-23, 2014


The Department of Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University held a two-day conference for law enforcement officers, criminal justice professionals and educators.

District Attorney Tim Cruz was asked to present on the first day of the conference, which centered upon gun violence; its various manifestations and social costs.

The second day of the conference centered on gun control arguments and initiatives.



Annual Senior Luncheon Series

The Conference Center at Massasoit- Brockton- October 16, 2014
Isaac´s on the Waterfront- Plymouth- October 24, 2014
Lindsey´s Family Restaurant-Wareham- November 6, 2014


October and November 2014

The Annual Public Safety Luncheon for Seniors is a three part series hosted by
District Attorney Tim Cruz in various locations throughout Plymouth County
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The luncheons are held in an effort to educate senior citizens about the recent scams in our area and ways they can better protect themselves against identity theft.

At the senior luncheon held in Brockton, District Attorney Cruz was joined by United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz, Retired Postal Inspector Joseph Kleinberg and Assistant District Attorney Suzanne McDonough.


United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz


United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz addressed the seniors about Cyber Crimes and Data Breaches that have recently occurred in Massachusetts.  Inspector Kleinberg, an expert in the field of mail fraud, telemarketing scams and identity theft addressed the seniors on recent scams.


Inspector Joe Kleinberg


Sheriff Joe McDonald joined District Attorney Cruz, Inspector Kleinberg and Assistant District Attorney Jessica Healey at the luncheons held in Plymouth and Wareham.

Sheriff McDonald informed the seniors in attendance of a new life saving program entitled:
"Safety Assurance", which is offered by the Sheriff´s Department free of charge to residents of Plymouth County.






Lakeville Council on Aging
hosts a Wellness Day and Safety Fair

September 30, 2014


District Attorney Tim Cruz was invited to give a presentation and have a resource table at the Wellness and Safety Fair hosted by the Lakeville Council on Aging.


District Attorney Tim Cruz, Sheriff Joe McDonald and State Representative Keiko Orrall addressing senior´s questions


The District Attorney informed the seniors about the recent scams that have been surfacing throughout Plymouth County.  He also addressed the opiad problem that has surfaced in several communities throughout our county.  He reminded the seniors as to the importance of safeguarding their medications, and urged them to utilize the Med Return Collection bins which are located in the lobby of the Lakeville Police department when disposing of their expired or unwanted medications.





Train-the Trainer:
Bullying and Cyberbullying Pevention

September 29, 2014


Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz´s office co-sponsored the Bullying Prevention Conference at Bridgewater State University.

The training was attended by K-12 faculty and staff from across Plymouth County.  Elizabeth Englander, the director and founder of the Massachusetts Agression Reduction Center located at Bridgewater State University presented the professional development program.



Plympton-Carver Triad
visit to the Plymouth County Farm & Horticultural Center

September 29, 2014


Sheriff Joe McDonald invited the members of the Plympton-Carver Triad to visit the Plymouth County Farm and Horticultural Center.

The Triad Members were treated to lunch, a tour of the Horticultural Center, the Petting Zoo and the County Farm.



Invited Guests included District Attorney Tim Cruz, and Plympton Police Chief Pat Dillon.






4th Annual Conference
for the Prevention of Underage Drinking & Substance Use

September 23, 2014


The Office of Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz partnered with South Shore Hospital: Youth Health Connection and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) to host the 4th Annual Prevention of Underage Drinking & Substance Use Conference at Linden Ponds in Hingham MA on September 23, 2014.

The summit was attended by YHC members of Plymouth County and neighboring towns.  Educators, law enforcement, health officials, and students represented the following communities: Abington, Avon, Brockton, Carver, Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, and Whitman.

Youth Health Connection (YHC) is a collaborative effort between the South Shore Hospital, the Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office, the Norfolk County District Attorney´s Office, Caron and SADD.

YHC brings together community resources that influence the lives of children and families.   Through collaboration, connection, communication, and coalition building YHC works to collectively make a positive difference in the mental health and physical well being of children, teens and parents to reduce risk and increase resiliency.   YHC was founded in 1994 and continues to grow and develop its mission and reach.

Train the Trainer:
Narcan Training for Law Enforcement

April 4, 2014


Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz´s office hosted the Narcan Train-the-Trainer for Law Enforcement training at the Thorny Lea Golf Course in Brockton, MA.

The training was attended by police and court officers from throughout Plymouth County.  Officers were taught how opioids affect users, how to recognize an opioid overdose, and how to respond accordingly.

Attendees heard from Dr. Daniel Muse, an Emergency Room physician from Signature Healthcare in Brockton and from Quincy and Stoughton police officers about the successes of their pilot programs.

Participants left the training with the necessary materials to implement Narcan trainings within their own departments.   Each participant received one supply of Narcan, and the documents needed to order a supply for their respective departments.



Marshfield, Pembroke & Duxbury Business Council
South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Pembroke Public Library
February 25, 2014


District Attorney Tim Cruz was one of the featured speakers at the Marshfield, Pembroke and Duxbury Business Council´s Brown Bag Lunch. The topics of discussion were opiate and synthetic drugs, and the Plymouth County Prescription Medication Disposal program.





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32 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508-584-8120