District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey is dedicated to making Norfolk County a safer place to live.  He created this unit to provide community partners with the information and resources they need to keep residents safe from crime, addiction, neglect and unhealthy relationships.

These collaborations bring together experts to work together to develop and implement prevention strategies in Norfolk County. 
Our community partners include:

  • Police and Fire Departments
  • Parents
  • Councils on Aging
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Community Coalitions
  • Health Care Providers
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Clergy
  • Civic Organizations

The following services are available through the
Crime Prevention Unit:

  • information and resources
  • curricula, print and video educational materials
  • program planning and consulting assistance
  • grant-making collaborations
  • presenters, trainers, facilitators and guest speakers
  • workshops, trainings and conferences for teachers, parents, law enforcement, kids and teens and community, criminal justice and business organizations*

*Certificates of completion are available for PDP's (Professional Development Points), CEU's (Continuing Education Units) and general professional development purposes.

Community Partners

Few violence, delinquency, crime or disorder problems are the responsibility of, or can be solved by, any single individual, agency or organization. Solutions come from a number of community partners working together, each making important contributions to the overall solution. The collective and collaborative approach to violence and crime prevention works.

Community Coalitions

Avon Coalition for Every Student (A.C.E.S.)
Amanda Decker
508-583-4822 x 1106

Braintree Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
Robyn LaFrance, Office of the Mayor

Brookline Coalition Against Substance Abuse (B-CASA)

Mary Minott

Substance Prevention & Awareness Network (SPAN-DS)


Substance Abuse Free Environment of Foxborough (SAFE)


Medfield Cares About Prevention

Needham Coalition for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (NCYSAP)
Carol Read
781-455-7500 x 259

Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton (OASIS)
Stephanie Patton
781-341-2252 x 9456

Quincy – The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Task Force
Chris Cassani, Mayor’s Office

Walpole Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Awareness

Robin Chapell

Weymouth Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT)

Lyn Frano

Click here to view a MAP of NORFOLK COUNTY

For more information please contact:

Jennifer Rowe (ADA)
Director of Education & Community Programs
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 218)
Fax: 781.830.4801

Sheila Pransky
Coordinator of Senior Programs
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 325)
Fax: 781.830.4801

Coordinator of Diversion Programs
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 219)
Fax: 781.830.4801

Community Specialists

Tim Boyle
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 287)

David Morgan,
Safe Prescribing Consultant
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 212)

Ryan Walker, Project Coordinator, Opiate Overdose Prevention
Phone: 781.830.4800 (x. 338)

Rita McNally
Phone: 781.830.4800