JDP Testimonials

Testimonials about Jail Diversion Programs in Massachusetts

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“We are a resource to the police in every community that we serve and we have the benefit of having access to the health system and police system to see where they are intersecting and figuring out where we can be most helpful,” - Advocates Social Worker Sheena Mahoney
“A lot of times they are not violent and the person is just looking for someone to listen to them, someone to support them,” - Franklin Police Chief Thomas Lynch
“Sometimes it is nice having someone there who is not in uniform, some people just take to that a little better than others.” - Franklin Police Officer Tyler Peabody
"It makes us a better a better police department, and it makes us a better community" - Former Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger


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